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Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs
CNS News ^ | December 7, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 12/07/2017 10:31:28 AM PST by C19fan

The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.

According to the American Community Survey's new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: dc; dcsuburbs; government; liberalagenda; obama; obamalegacy; therealonepercent; virginia; washington
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An Imperial City without the Imperial Splendor. I drive up I-95 to visit the DC area now and then. You can smell the money splashing around in the place.
1 posted on 12/07/2017 10:31:28 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Thanks to us.


2 posted on 12/07/2017 10:32:38 AM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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Senator Byrd once famously tried to move the CIA to West Virginia. At the time, I decried it as pure corruption, but now I'm thinking he may have been onto something.

We need to start moving federal agencies out of the corruption of the beltway.
3 posted on 12/07/2017 10:34:39 AM PST by MMaschin (The difference between strategy and tactics!)
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To: C19fan

Maybe I’m ignorant, but what’s going on? Not everyone is a highly paid bureaucrat in the Washington DC area. Not everyone even works for the government. Are there that many lobbyists and attorneys who do government related work, and get the big bucks for doing so?


4 posted on 12/07/2017 10:38:45 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: C19fan
panem-flag
5 posted on 12/07/2017 10:42:30 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Across the street from the Pentagon is a street filled with high rise office buildings. They are almost all associated with defense contractors.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 10:43:16 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Lobbyists, lawyers, “consultants” for DOD & others, and outsourced technology support outfits.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 10:44:06 AM PST by Wuli
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To: RegulatorCountry

I was thinking the same thing....


8 posted on 12/07/2017 10:46:22 AM PST by cincinnati65
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A few years ago the figure I saw was that four of the five richest,and that seven of the ten richest,counties in the country were suburbs of DC.

So today it's five of five...I wonder how the second five stack up.

Add to these figures the fact that DC routinely goes 90%-10% for the Rat Presidential candidate and that MD and VA are now reliably Rat it's easy to reach a *very* important fact about this country.

9 posted on 12/07/2017 10:49:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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Senator Byrd once famously tried to move the CIA to West Virginia.

He did get some things moved. There is a sizable FBI complex near Clarksburg. This movement of bureaucrats out of DC is the only good thing Byrd ever did.

10 posted on 12/07/2017 10:49:36 AM PST by j. earl carter
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yep.

11 posted on 12/07/2017 10:51:05 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: C19fan

Hunger Games!


12 posted on 12/07/2017 10:51:45 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: C19fan

Fed.gov spends $4 Trillion per year, and all of it passes through the imperial city.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 10:54:29 AM PST by PGR88
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Fascism. This is the government business partnership Mussolini loved so much.


14 posted on 12/07/2017 10:54:37 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ... we.)
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To: fishtank

That’s what I was thinking: Capitol City serviced by tributary districts, for which they have nothing but contempt.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 10:56:37 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all white armed conservatives)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Times must have changed. I grew up in Arlington when my dad was an Army officer posted at the Pentagon. Arlington was a great place to grow up but I sure don’t remember anyone being rich. Maybe the Kennedys but they lived in that big house in DC.


16 posted on 12/07/2017 10:57:35 AM PST by Pelham (Rope. Tree. Journalist.)
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Meanwhile, the plebeians in DC are complaining that they're being outbid to use the toll roads.

DC-area drivers blast I-66 tolling system as fees hit $40 mark

All that wealth has to go somewhere.

-PJ

17 posted on 12/07/2017 11:01:38 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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“The Census Bureau treats independents cities—such as Falls Church City, Va., and Fairfax City, Va.—as counties, which is why they are included on the list.”

This skews the entire dataset. It makes no sense to include cities in a county calculation. Not that DC isn’t sucking wealth from everywhere else; but these rankings are completely invalid.


18 posted on 12/07/2017 11:02:21 AM PST by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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Thanks for that info!

I have 2 cousins who live in Falls Church City and know that that isn't a county.

19 posted on 12/07/2017 11:09:40 AM PST by nopardons
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Cities in Virginia are independent entities, they’re part of no county.


20 posted on 12/07/2017 11:09:46 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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