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Arlington is One of Top 5 Richest Counties in America

CNSNews.com's Terry Jeffrey reported yesterday, "The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C.. . . ."

Specifically, he reported:

"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."

Jeffrey pointed out that Arlington's median household income "was 96.5 percent greater than the national median."

He included the following chart showing the 20 richest counties in the United States:

In case you wondered about the inclusion of Falls Church, for example, he pointed out, "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."

In addition, he reported, "The nationwide median household income in 2012-2016, according to the Census Bureau, was $55,322. That means that the income in the nation's four richest counties—Loudoun, Falls Church City, Fairfax County, and Howard County—were all more than double the national median."

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