List of highest-income counties in the United States

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There are 3,144 counties and county-equivalents in the United States. The source of the data is the U.S. Census Bureau and the data is current as of the indicated year. Independent cities are considered county-equivalent by the Census Bureau.

Summary[edit]

The Loudoun County, Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. currently ranks as the highest-income county by median household income. New York County, New York (Manhattan) currently ranks as the highest-income county by per-capita income. The Washington suburb of Arlington County, Virginia ranks as the highest-income county by median family income.[1]

Many of the top counties in the following lists are found in the Northeast Megalopolis, particularly in the Washington metropolitan area and the New York metropolitan area.

Median household income[edit]

Latest, American Community Survey[edit]

Presented below are the 25 wealthiest counties (with populations of 65,000 or greater) in the United States by median household income according to the 2012 American Community Survey[2] prepared by the US Census Bureau. Six of the counties are located in the state of Maryland, five are in Virginia, four in New Jersey, three in New York, two in California, and one each in: Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas.

RankCountyStateMedian Household Income
1Loudoun CountyVirginia
$117,876
2Howard CountyMaryland
$108,844
3Fairfax CountyVirginia
$107,096
4Hunterdon CountyNew Jersey
$105,186
5Arlington CountyVirginia
$100,474
6Stafford CountyVirginia
$97,606
7Putnam CountyNew York
$96,223
8Somerset CountyNew Jersey
$95,825
9Douglas CountyColorado
$95,324
10Morris CountyNew Jersey
$95,294
11Montgomery CountyMaryland
$94,965
12Prince William CountyVirginia
$93,744
13Nassau CountyNew York
$93,214
14Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
$91,425
15Charles CountyMaryland
$90,880
16Williamson CountyTennessee
$90,759
17Marin CountyCalifornia
$90,535
18Anne Arundel CountyMaryland
$89,179
19Calvert CountyMaryland
$87,449
20Sussex CountyNew Jersey
$86,625
21St. Mary's CountyMaryland
$86,358
22Suffolk CountyNew York
$86,334
23Fort Bend CountyTexas
$86,256
24Hamilton CountyIndiana
$85,567
25Forsyth CountyGeorgia
$85,494



2010 Census[edit]

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RankCountyMedian Household Income
1Loudoun County, Virginia$115,574
2City of Falls Church, Virginia$114,409
3Fairfax County, Virginia$105,416
4Los Alamos County, New Mexico$103,643
5Howard County, Maryland$103,273
6Hunterdon County, New Jersey$100,980
7Douglas County, Colorado$99,198
8City of Fairfax, Virginia$97,900
9Somerset County, New Jersey$97,440
10Morris County, New Jersey$96,747
11Arlington County, Virginia$94,880
12Nassau County, New York$93,613
13Montgomery County, Maryland$93,373
14Stafford County, Virginia$93,065
15Prince William County, Virginia$91,098
16Calvert County, Maryland$90,838
17Marin County, California$89,268
18Putnam County, New York$89,218
19Charles County, Maryland$88,825
20Delaware County, Ohio$87,908
21Williamson County, Tennessee$87,832
22Forsyth County, Georgia$87,605
23Santa Clara County, California$86,850
24San Mateo County, California$85,648
25Chester County, Pennsylvania$84,741
26Suffolk County, New York$84,506
27City of Poquoson, Virginia$84,315
28Fauquier County, Virginia$83,877
29Anne Arundel County, Maryland$83,456
30Sussex County, New Jersey$83,089
31Rockland County, New York$82,534
32Monmouth County, New Jersey$82,265
33Fayette County, Georgia$82,216
34Scott County, Minnesota$82,190
35Hamilton County, Indiana$81,947
36Bergen County, New Jersey$81,708
37Frederick County, Maryland$81,686
38Carroll County, Maryland$81,621
39Fairfield County, Connecticut$81,268
40Queen Anne's County, Maryland$81,096
41York County, Virginia$81,055
42Norfolk County, Massachusetts$81,027
43City of Alexandria, Virginia$80,847
44Collin County, Texas$80,504
45Carver County, Minnesota$80,280
46St. Mary's County, Maryland$80,053
47Kendall County, Illinois$79,897
48Fort Bend County, Texas$79,845
49Westchester County, New York$79,619
50Goochland County, Virginia$79,547
51Summit County, Utah$79,461
52Oldham County, Kentucky$79,417
53Washington County, Minnesota$79,109
54Elbert County, Colorado$78,958
55Lake County, Illinois$78,948
56Contra Costa County, California$78,385
57Rockwall County, Texas$78,032
58Middlesex County, New Jersey$77,615
59Middlesex County, Massachusetts$77,377
60Tolland County, Connecticut$77,175
61Harford County, Maryland$77,010
62DuPage County, Illinois$76,581
63Spotsylvania County, Virginia$76,574
64McHenry County, Illinois$76,482
65Hanover County, Virginia$76,425
66Montgomery County, Pennsylvania$76,380
67Burlington County, New Jersey$76,258
68King George County, Virginia$76,241
69Will County, Illinois$75,906
70Rockingham County, New Hampshire$75,825
71City and County of Broomfield, Colorado$75,590
72Ventura County, California$75,348
73City of Manassas, Virginia$75,173
74Waukesha County, Wisconsin$75,064
75Ozaukee County, Wisconsin$74,996
76Middlesex County, Connecticut$74,906
77Bucks County, Pennsylvania$74,828
78Placer County, California$74,447
79Orange County, California$74,344
80James City County, Virginia$73,903
81Johnson County, Kansas$73,733
82Powhatan County, Virginia$73,593
83Clarke County, Virginia$73,244
84Plymouth County, Massachusetts$73,131
85Dakota County, Minnesota$72,850
86Gloucester County, New Jersey$72,664
87Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska$72,219
88Livingston County, Michigan$72,129
89Eagle County, Colorado$71,337
90Chesterfield County, Virginia$71,321
91Warren County, Ohio$71,274
92Prince George's County, Maryland$71,260
93Mercer County, New Jersey$71,217
94Richmond County, New York$71,084
95Denton County, Texas$70,622
96New Kent County, Virginia$70,590
97St. Charles County, Missouri$70,331
98Honolulu County, Hawaii$70,093
99El Dorado County, California$70,000
100Alameda County, California$69,384



2000 Census[edit]

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Number of counties by state in the top 100
100 highest counties by median household income

Source: US Census Bureau: 2000 Census

Number of counties by state in the top 100: Virginia 10 plus 5 independent cities, Maryland 9, California 8, New Jersey 8, Georgia 7, Colorado 6, Illinois 6, Minnesota 5, New York 5, Texas 5, Alaska 3, Connecticut 3, Ohio 3, Pennsylvania 3, Wisconsin 2, Massachusetts 2, Michigan 2, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Missouri 1, New Hampshire 1, New Mexico 1, Tennessee 1, Utah 1. Twenty-five states do not have any counties in the top 100.

United States of America: $41,994

RankCountyMedian
Household
Income
1Douglas County, Colorado$82,929
2Fairfax County, Virginia$81,050
3Loudoun County, Virginia$80,648
4Hunterdon County, New Jersey$79,888
5Los Alamos County, New Mexico$78,993
6Morris County, New Jersey$77,340
7Somerset County, New Jersey$76,933
8City of Falls Church, Virginia$74,924
9Santa Clara County, California$74,335
10Howard County, Maryland$74,167
11Suffolk County, New York$73,979
12Nassau County, New York$72,030
13Montgomery County, Maryland$71,551
14Marin County, California$71,306
15Fayette County, Georgia$71,227
16Hamilton County, Indiana$71,026
17Collin County, Texas$70,835
18San Mateo County, California$70,819
19Johnson County, Kansas$69,817
20Williamson County, Tennessee$69,104
21Forsyth County, Georgia$68,890
22Rockland County, New York$67,971
23DuPage County, Illinois$67,887
24City of Fairfax, Virginia$67,642
25Livingston County, Michigan$67,400
26Delaware County, Ohio$67,258
27Lake County, Illinois$66,973
28Stafford County, Virginia$66,809
29Scott County, Minnesota$66,612
30Washington County, Minnesota$66,305
31Prince William County, Virginia$65,960
32Calvert County, Maryland$65,945
33Carver County, Minnesota$65,540
34Columbia County, Georgia$65,507
35Chester County, Pennsylvania$65,295
36Putnam County, New York$65,288
37Sussex County, New Jersey$65,266
38Fairfield County, Connecticut$65,249
39Bergen County, New Jersey$65,241
40Rockwall County, Texas$65,164
41Summit County, Utah$64,962
42McHenry County, Illinois$64,826
43Kendall County, Illinois$64,625
44Monmouth County, New Jersey$64,231
45City and County of Broomfield, Colorado$63,903
46Fort Bend County, Texas$63,831
47Contra Costa County, California$63,675
48Westchester County, New York$63,582
49Norfolk County, Massachusetts$63,432
50Oldham County, Kentucky$63,229
51North Slope Borough, Alaska$63,173
52Arlington County, Virginia$63,001
53Waukesha County, Wisconsin$62,839
54Ozaukee County, Wisconsin$62,745
55Eagle County, Colorado$62,682
56Elbert County, Colorado$62,480
57Will County, Illinois$62,238
58Charles County, Maryland$62,199
59City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska$62,034
60Fauquier County, Virginia$61,999
61Oakland County, Michigan$61,907
62Orange County, California$61,899
63Dakota County, Minnesota$61,863
64Anne Arundel County, Maryland$61,768
65Middlesex County, New Jersey$61,446
66Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska$61,406
67City of Poquoson, Virginia$60,920
68Cherokee County, Georgia$60,896
69Montgomery County, Pennsylvania$60,829
70Middlesex County, Massachusetts$60,821
71City of Manassas Park, Virginia$60,794
72Williamson County, Texas$60,642
73Gwinnett County, Georgia$60,537
74City of Manassas, Virginia$60,409
75Frederick County, Maryland$60,276
76Geauga County, Ohio$60,200
77Carroll County, Maryland$60,021
78Bucks County, Pennsylvania$59,727
79Ventura County, California$59,666
80Pitkin County, Colorado$59,375
81Kane County, Illinois$59,351
82Hanover County, Virginia$59,223
83Middlesex County, Connecticut$59,175
84Tolland County, Connecticut$59,044
85Burlington County, New Jersey$58,608
86Chesterfield County, Virginia$58,537
87Cobb County, Georgia$58,289
88Denton County, Texas$58,216
89Rockingham County, New Hampshire$58,150
90York County, Virginia$57,956
91Warren County, Ohio$57,952
92Anoka County, Minnesota$57,754
93Placer County, California$57,535
94Spotsylvania County, Virginia$57,525
95San Benito County, California$57,469
96Jefferson County, Colorado$57,339
97Henry County, Georgia$57,309
98St. Charles County, Missouri$57,258
99Harford County, Maryland$57,234
100Queen Anne's County, Maryland$57,037

Per capita income[edit]

2010 Census[edit]

CA1-3 Personal income summary: Per capita personal income, 2010, BEA[11]
RankCountyPer Capita
Personal Income
1New York County, New York$111,386
2Teton County, Wyoming$94,672
3Marin County, California$82,936
4Sully County, South Dakota$80,165
5Arlington County, Virginia$79,967
6Alexandria, Virginia$76,362
7Pitkin County, Colorado$76,318
8Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusetts$73,654
9Westchester County, New York$73,159
10Fairfield County, Connecticut$71,768
11District of Columbia (federal district)$70,710
12City and County of San Francisco, California$70,190
13Somerset County, New Jersey$69,886
14Morris County, New Jersey$69,811
15Summit County, Utah$68,524
16San Mateo County, California$67,964
17Montgomery County, Maryland$67,639
18Slope County, North Dakota$67,089
19Hunterdon County, New Jersey$67,053
20Fairfax County & Fairfax City & Falls Church, Virginia$66,679
21Douglas County, Colorado$66,047
22Nassau County, New York$65,615
23Bergen County, New Jersey$65,486
24Blaine County, Idaho$63,883
25Howard County, Maryland$63,375

2000 Census[edit]

[10]

Number of counties ranked in the top 100 nationally, by state
100 highest ranked counties by per capita income

Number of counties by state in the top 100: Colorado 10, Virginia 7 counties plus 3 independent cities, New Jersey 9, California 8, Florida 6, New York 6, Georgia 4, Maryland 4, Minnesota 4, Connecticut 3, Massachusetts 3, Michigan 3, Pennsylvania 3, Texas 3, Illinois 2, North Carolina 2, Ohio 2, Washington 2, Wisconsin 2, Idaho 1, Alaska 1, Alabama 1, District of Columbia 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Missouri 1, Nevada 1, New Hampshire 1, New Mexico 1, Rhode Island 1, Tennessee 1, Utah 1, Wyoming 1. Eighteen states do not have any counties in the top 100. United States of America per capita average: $21,587

RankCountyPer Capita
Income
1Marin County, California$44,962
2New York County, New York (Manhattan)$42,922
3City of Falls Church, Virginia$41,052
4Pitkin County, Colorado$40,811
5Fairfield County, Connecticut$38,350
6Teton County, Wyoming$38,260
7Somerset County, New Jersey$37,970
8Arlington County, Virginia$37,706
9City of Alexandria, Virginia[2]$37,645
10Morris County, New Jersey$36,964
11Fairfax County, Virginia$36,888
12Westchester County, New York$36,726
13Hunterdon County, New Jersey$36,370
14San Mateo County, California$36,045
15Montgomery County, Maryland$35,684
16San Miguel County, Colorado$35,329
17Douglas County, Colorado$34,848
18Los Alamos County, New Mexico$34,646
19City and County of San Francisco, California$34,556
20Summit County, Utah$33,767
21Bergen County, New Jersey$33,638
22Loudoun County, Virginia$33,530
23Collin County, Texas$33,345
24Hamilton County, Indiana$33,109
25Santa Clara County, California$32,795
26Oakland County, Michigan$32,534
27Williamson County, Tennessee$32,496
28Norfolk County, Massachusetts$32,484
29Howard County, Maryland$32,402
30Nassau County, New York$32,151
31Lake County, Illinois$32,102
32Eagle County, Colorado$32,011
33Ozaukee County, Wisconsin$31,947
34Chester County, Pennsylvania$31,627
35Delaware County, Ohio$31,600
36Blaine County, Idaho$31,346
37DuPage County, Illinois$31,315
38Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusetts$31,314
39City of Fairfax, Virginia$31,247
40Middlesex County, Massachusetts$31,199
41Collier County, Florida$31,195
42Monmouth County, New Jersey$31,149
43Johnson County, Kansas$30,919
44Montgomery County, Pennsylvania$30,898
45Contra Costa County, California$30,615
46San Juan County, Washington$30,603
47Putnam County, New York$30,127
48Fulton County, Georgia$30,003
49Ventura County, California$29,634
50Martin County, Florida$29,584
51King County, Washington$29,521
52Fayette County, Georgia$29,464
53James City County, Virginia$29,256
54Waukesha County, Wisconsin$29,164
55Forsyth County, Georgia$29,114
56Goochland County, Virginia$29,105
57Boulder County, Colorado$28,976
58Albemarle County, Virginia$28,852
59Palm Beach County, Florida$28,801
60Routt County, Colorado$28,792
61Hennepin County, Minnesota$28,789
62Fauquier County, Virginia$28,757
63Summit County, Colorado$28,676
64St. Johns County, Florida$28,674
65Washington, D.C.$28,659
66Rockwall County, Texas$28,573
67Carver County, Minnesota$28,486
68Litchfield County, Connecticut$28,408
69Sarasota County, Florida$28,326
70Middlesex County, Connecticut$28,251
71Talbot County, Maryland$28,164
72Clear Creek County, Colorado$28,160
73Washington County, Minnesota$28,148
74Arapahoe County, Colorado$28,147
75Rockland County, New York$28,082
76Livingston County, Michigan$28,069
77Jefferson County, Colorado$28,066
78Placer County, California$27,963
79Geauga County, Ohio$27,944
80Mercer County, New Jersey$27,914
81Cobb County, Georgia$27,863
82St. Louis County, Missouri$27,595
83Anne Arundel County, Maryland$27,578
84Bucks County, Pennsylvania$27,430
85Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$27,352
86Douglas County, Nevada$27,288
87Indian River County, Florida$27,227
88Shelby County, Alabama$27,176
89Washtenaw County, Michigan$27,173
90Dakota County, Minnesota$27,008
91Wake County, North Carolina$27,004
92Sussex County, New Jersey$26,992
93Union County, New Jersey$26,992
94Denton County, Texas$26,895
95Newport County, Rhode Island$26,779
96City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska$26,719
97Alameda County, California$26,680
98Rockingham County, New Hampshire$26,656
99Suffolk County, New York$26,577
100Middlesex County, New Jersey$26,535

Highest-income counties and places by state[edit]

For more detailed lists of rankings of counties and places in the individual states, see the following pages:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington region boasts four richest counties in U.S.". American City Business Journals. 
  2. ^ [1]. 2012 American Community Survey. Retrieved on 2013-09-19.
  3. ^ Top 100 counties - Median household income, 2011. Washingtonpost.com (2012-09-20). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  4. ^ American FactFinder. Factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  5. ^ State and County QuickFacts. Quickfacts.census.gov (2013-02-20). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  6. ^ Median Household Income in 2009 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars based on the 2005–09 American Community Survey, United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census Bureau Homepage". Census.gov. March 26, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey" (PDF). Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ Matt Woolsey, America's Richest Counties, Forbes.com, 01.22.08, 6:00 PM ET Forbes.com Web site. Retrieved on 2008-02-08.
  10. ^ a b "Census 2000 Demographic Profiles". Censtats.census.gov. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Interactive Data". U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  12. ^ Aristide Economoupolos/The Star-Leder. "N.J. has four of nation's 20 highest-income counties". Nj.com. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 

^ Independent cities are counted as county equivalents for the purposes of census comparisons.