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Boomtown: Eight of Thirteen Wealthiest Counties in DC Region
Big Government ^ | 12/19/2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 12/19/2013 2:25:04 AM PST by markomalley

Six of the top ten and eight of the thirteen wealthiest counties in the country in terms of median income are in the Washington, D.C. region, according to latest Census Bureau figures. 

These numbers highlight the explosion of the nation's "Boomtown" during the last decade, which has directly coincided with the massive expansion of the federal government and national security state.

According to the Washington Post, the Census Bureau examined more than 3,000 counties nationwide. Washington, D.C. also has a staggering  average per capita income of $74,733 for each of its 632,323 residents, which is 79% higher than the national average of $43,725.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer teamed up to make a Hannity special about "Boomtown" in January, which documented how politicians of both parties extract wealth from taxpayers to enrich themselves and their cronies. As Breitbart News reported, that special about the fastest growing region for one-percenters in the nation angered and resonated with viewers.

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Just goes to show that the nomenklatura have a materially-wealthy lifestyle.

Oh, by the way, the list:

1. Falls Church City, Va., $121,250

2. Loudoun County, Va., $118,934

3. Los Alamos County, N.M., $112,115

4. Howard County, Md., $108,234

5. Fairfax County, Va., $106,690

6. Hunterdon County, N.J., $103,301

7. Arlington County, Va., $99,255

8. Douglas County, Colo., $98,426

9. Stafford County, Va., $95,927

10. Somerset County, N.J., $95,574

11. Morris County, N.J., $95,236

12. Montgomery County, Md., $94,365

13. Prince William County, Va. $93,011

1 posted on 12/19/2013 2:25:04 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I guess I’ll have to change my tagline to “Below average in Somerset County”.

All that building in Stafford County really has made a difference. That county used to be relatively poor.


2 posted on 12/19/2013 2:33:30 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: markomalley

Think The Capital in The Hunger Games. When will the districts rebel?


3 posted on 12/19/2013 2:43:02 AM PST by Truth29
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To: markomalley

That $16T in debt went somewhere.


4 posted on 12/19/2013 2:44:10 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: XRdsRev

My county’s per capita income is $26,206, for just under 30,000 people.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 2:58:57 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

It’s EXACTLY like a malignant tumor devouring all of its hosts resources until it kills the host.....


6 posted on 12/19/2013 3:09:50 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: markomalley

We need to get our representatives out of that company town and back in their home states and districts and sequester them there while they SERVE.

Good luck getting lobbyists to visit John Conyers in his district.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 3:17:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Small quibble, but this is a ranking of average annual income, not average accumulated wealth.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 3:23:07 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: XRdsRev

Falls Church is a township not a county. It shouldn’t be on the list. It is in Fairfax County.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 4:22:54 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: markomalley

For many decades the left have decried the “concentration of wealth” in the west, particularly in the USA. Apparently on a global scale, the “concentration of wealth” is an evil thing, but on a national scale it is (in their minds) the way things ought to be....


10 posted on 12/19/2013 4:28:36 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: markomalley

Your tax dollars at work; doesn’t funding all that bureaucracy and all those bureaucrats to supervise making Americans jump through paper hoops bring a warm glow to the heart...?


11 posted on 12/19/2013 5:02:25 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
Not to mention the hundreds of tax sucking lobbies that have their HQs in DC...
12 posted on 12/19/2013 5:41:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: markomalley

No wonder VA is not a red state any more.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 5:45:14 AM PST by randita
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To: XRdsRev
"Falls Church is a township not a county. It shouldn’t be on the list. It is in Fairfax County."

In Virginia, there are independent townships not considered part of or under the jurisdiction of counties. Falls Church city is one of those.

14 posted on 12/19/2013 6:37:49 AM PST by Truth29
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To: randita

True. Lived in Fairfax for 25 years and watched it change from Republican to Democrat as population became more affluent. I would bet the biggest change is in the number of non-native Virginians living in the area that brought their Democratic preferences with them. Northern Virginia has lost its’ Virginia roots and it shows! That’s how Warner got elected and Moran. Still have roots in rural Virginia and that area is totally different from NOVA.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 7:01:45 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Truth29

Thanks for the info but it still is not a county and shouldn’t be on the list.

If they want to measure income by townships that is fine but then they should do that for all states to see where the most affluent areas are. For example Somerset County NJ has townships where the average income is way, way, way over the county wide number.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 7:39:44 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: XRdsRev

The distinction is that independent townships in Virginia are just like counties. They have the same legal standing and their averages are not counted in the county totals. A valid comparison with other townships would only be valid for the same legal status townships, not just townships in general.


17 posted on 12/19/2013 8:02:27 AM PST by Truth29
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To: markomalley
Boomtown: Eight of Thirteen Wealthiest Counties in DC Region

So I say, I say welcome, welcome to the Boomtown
Pick a habit, we got plenty to go around
Welcome, welcome to the Boomtown
All that money makes such a succulent sound
Welcome to the Boomtown

18 posted on 12/19/2013 8:04:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Not sure where they are getting the numbers, but the richest city, per capita, in the United States is Midland, Texas. It just replaced Greenwhich Conn.

From google:

http://www.newswest9.com/story/24077580/report-city-of-midland-named-countrys-richest-metropolitan-area


19 posted on 12/19/2013 8:12:37 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Truth29

I disagree and believe it is not a valid comparison because they are taking a small relatively homogeneous population center like Falls Church and comparing it to much broader geographic/ethnographic regions while giving it the same weight. Despite it’s political status, it is not a county as per the title of the list and it unfairly affects the results


20 posted on 12/19/2013 8:44:49 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: XRdsRev

Well, we obviously are not going to agree, but if you don’t do the comparisons by legal autonomy status, they you have to make other rules to compare. For instance, Arlington City and Arlington County are the same and Fairfax City is an autonomous township surrounded by Fairfax County whose numbers are also not included in the Fairfax County averages. Each of these situations are different, but the common element is the same state legal treatment as counties by name.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:02 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

The reason putting Falls Church on the top thirteen list is a poor comparison is because it is miniscule compared to the other listed areas. Los Alamos should also be removed since it is not comparable to most of the remaining sample but at least it is a county.

Falls Church has a population of slightly over 13,000. Compare the population of the other areas... Fairfax County 1,120,000, Montgomery County MD 1,000,000, Morris County NJ 498,000, Prince William County VA 430,000, Loudon County VA 338,000, Somerset County NJ 327,000, Howard County MD 300,000, Douglas County Co 298,000, Arlington County VA 221,000, Stafford County VA 134,350, Hunterdon County NJ 127,000, Los Alamos NM 18,000


22 posted on 12/19/2013 9:11:50 AM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: Boomer One

The affluence in northern VA comes from those employed directly or indirectly by the federal gubmint.

Their livelihoods depend on larger government and more money flowing to D.C. So they have little interest in a political agenda that promotes lower taxes and smaller gubmint.


23 posted on 12/19/2013 10:26:47 AM PST by randita
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