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Old 03-05-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I'm not too surprised by that...NOVA is located by the state capital, so obviously living there will cost a fortune. Washington's suburbs likely are the reason for Virginia being the richest.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: IN
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Richmond metro has a higher median household income and the Tidewater region is holding up well. NOVA has the county with the highest median household income in the country (Loudon) followed by Fairfax
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Richmond metro has a higher median household income and the Tidewater region is holding up well. NOVA has the county with the highest median household income in the country (Loudon) followed by Fairfax
Yup, all DC bureaucrats making top money working in federal headquarter government jobs and the consultants who feed off of it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yup, all DC bureaucrats making top money working in federal headquarter government jobs and the consultants who feed off of it.
That and defense contractors.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I'm not too surprised by that...NOVA is located by the state capital, so obviously living there will cost a fortune. Washington's suburbs likely are the reason for Virginia being the richest.
Excuse me...I did not mean the state capital...I meant the nation's capital. Sorry for the mix-up.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This wealth has not found its way into the southwest part of the state. The poverty I see there on a daily basis is heartbreaking.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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This wealth has not found its way into the southwest part of the state. The poverty I see there on a daily basis is heartbreaking.
Yes, my home state of NJ (strangely) was on the list as one of the top richest states but had 3 of the poorest cities (related article to this one). The wealth is in the northern part of the state b/c of New York City. However, in the southern esp rural areas, the food banks are full and deplete quickly, people have been laid off with limited prospects for more jobs, and families on limited incomes have little room for the extras.

Those who live in the more recession-resistant areas are often oblivious to those who do not.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Living here in central Virginia it is very hard to see that this is a rich state at all...........
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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This wealth has not found its way into the southwest part of the state. The poverty I see there on a daily basis is heartbreaking.
The SW part of our state is almost like it is in a different country and not just a different state. When the 9th district lost Rick Boucher as their congressman I believe the region will suffer even more with lost of jobs to other countries, just like the southside area. Also, with the top heavy political divisions to the wealthier areas the poorer regions will be in big trouble. I think Virginia should offer more relief to the SW part just like they have been focusing on bringing jobs to southside.
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