Skip to comments.Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs
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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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?
Across the street from the Pentagon is a street filled with high rise office buildings. They are almost all associated with defense contractors.
Lobbyists, lawyers, “consultants” for DOD & others, and outsourced technology support outfits.
I was thinking the same thing....
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.
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.
Fed.gov spends $4 Trillion per year, and all of it passes through the imperial city.
Fascism. This is the government business partnership Mussolini loved so much.
That’s what I was thinking: Capitol City serviced by tributary districts, for which they have nothing but contempt.
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.
All that wealth has to go somewhere.
The Census Bureau treats independents citiessuch 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 isnt sucking wealth from everywhere else; but these rankings are completely invalid.
I have 2 cousins who live in Falls Church City and know that that isn't a county.
Cities in Virginia are independent entities, they’re part of no county.
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