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Arlington County Not No. 1, But At Least No. 6

An online story at the Arlington Sun Gazette website today reported that "Arlington ranks sixth nationally in 2011 household income." The Sun Gazette writes:

"The median household income in Arlington in 2011 was $98,060, up 5.1 percent from the $93,231 reported a year before, according to new figures released by the federal Census Bureau."

Numbers 1 through 5 were:

  • Loudoun County -- $119,525
  • Los Alamos County, N.M. -- $110,204
  • Fairfax County --$105,409
  • Hunterdon County, N.J. -- $99,216
  • Howard County, Md. -- $99,040

In comparison, the median household income nationally for 2011 was $50,502. For the same period, Virginia's was $61,877.

Additional resource: U.S. Census Bureau press release of "2011 Income and Poverty Estimates for All Counties and School Districts." CNS News also reported on this story, saying "5 of 10 wealthiest U.S. counties surround Washington, D.C." The online news service also pointed out that "(t)he five counties have median household incomes that are roughly double the national median of $50,502." The Washington Examiner on Tuesday includes a table with both 2010 and 2011 median household incomes.

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