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100 highest counties by median household income
There are 3,141 counties in the United Statesmarker. The source of the data is the U.S. Census Bureau and the data is current as of the indicated year.

Median household income

10 highest-income counties by median household income (2007)

Number of counties by state in following lists: Virginiamarker 6, Marylandmarker 5, New Jerseymarker 3, New Yorkmarker 2, Californiamarker 2, Coloradomarker 1, Georgiamarker 1.

10 of the 20 counties are part of the Washington Metropolitan Area and 5 counties are part of the New York Metropolitan Areamarker. By Census region, 12 counties are located in the South, 5 in the Northeast, and 3 in the West. 16 out of the 20 counties are part of the densely populated Northeast Megalopolis.

Counties with populations of 250,000 or more

Rank County Median Household Income

1 Loudoun County, Virginiamarker $107,207
2 Fairfax County, Virginiamarker $105,241
3 Howard County, Marylandmarker $101,672
4 Somerset County, New Jerseymarker $97,658
5 Morris County, New Jerseymarker $94,684
6 Douglas County, Coloradomarker $92,824
7 Montgomery County, Marylandmarker $91,835
8 Nassau County, New Yorkmarker $89,782
9 Prince William County, Virginiamarker $87,243
10 Santa Clara County, Californiamarker $84,360


Counties with populations 65,000-250,000

Rank County Median Household Income
1 Hunterdon County, New Jerseymarker $100,327
2 Calvert County, Marylandmarker $95,134
3 Arlington County, Virginiamarker $94,876
4 Stafford County, Virginiamarker $87,629
5 Fauquier County, Virginiamarker $84,888
6 Forsyth County, Georgia $84,872
7 Putnam County, New Yorkmarker $84,624
8 Marin County, Californiamarker $83,870
9 Charles County, Marylandmarker $83,412
10 Carroll County, Marylandmarker $82,492


20 highest-income counties by median household income (2006)

Source: US Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, via Forbes

Number of counties by state in the top 20: Virginiamarker 5 plus 1 independent city, Californiamarker 3, Marylandmarker 3, New Jerseymarker 3, New Yorkmarker 2, Coloradomarker 1, Georgiamarker 1, Tennesseemarker 1. Forty-two states do not have any counties in the top 20.

Rank County Median Household Income
1 Fairfax County, Virginiamarker $100,318
2 Loudoun County, Virginiamarker $99,371
3 Howard County, Marylandmarker $94,260
4 Hunterdon County, New Jerseymarker $93,297
5 Douglas County, Coloradomarker $92,125
6 Somerset County, New Jerseymarker $91,688
7 Morris County, New Jerseymarker $89,587
8 Montgomery County, Marylandmarker $87,624
9 Arlington County, Virginiamarker $87,350
10 Nassau County, New Yorkmarker $85,994
11 Marin County, Californiamarker $85,892
12 Stafford County, Virginiamarker $85,014
13 Calvert County, Marylandmarker $84,891
14 Santa Clara County, Californiamarker $84,838
15 Forsyth County, Georgia $83,682
16 San Mateo County, Californiamarker $82,123
17 Putnam County, New Yorkmarker $81,907
18 Williamson County, Tennesseemarker $81,449
19 Prince William County, Virginiamarker $80,783
20 City of Alexandria, Virginiamarker $80,449


100 highest-income counties by median household income (2000)

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, Colorado 6, Georgia 6, Illinois 6, Minnesota 5, New York 5, Texas 5, Alaska 3, Connecticut 3, Ohio 3, Pennsylvania 3, Wisconsin 3, 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

Rank County Median
Household
Income

1 Douglas County, Coloradomarker $82,929
2 Fairfax County, Virginiamarker $81,050
3 Loudoun County, Virginiamarker $80,648
4 Hunterdon County, New Jerseymarker $79,888
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexicomarker $78,993
6 Morris County, New Jerseymarker $77,340
7 Somerset County, New Jerseymarker $76,933
8 City of Falls Church, Virginiamarker $74,924
9 Santa Clara County, Californiamarker $74,335
10 Howard County, Marylandmarker $74,167
11 Putnam County, New Yorkmarker $72,279
12 Nassau County, New Yorkmarker $72,030
13 Montgomery County, Marylandmarker $71,551
14 Marin County, Californiamarker $71,306
15 Fayette County, Georgiamarker $71,227
16 Hamilton County, Indianamarker $71,026
17 Collin County, Texasmarker $70,835
18 San Mateo County, Californiamarker $70,819
19 Johnson County, Kansas $69,817
20 Williamson County, Tennesseemarker $69,104
21 Forsyth County, Georgia $68,890
22 Rockland County, New Yorkmarker $67,971
23 DuPage County, Illinoismarker $67,887
24 City of Fairfax, Virginiamarker $67,642
25 Livingston County, Michiganmarker $67,400
26 Delaware County, Ohiomarker $67,258
27 Lake County, Illinoismarker $66,973
28 Stafford County, Virginiamarker $66,809
29 Scott County, Minnesotamarker $66,612
30 Washington County, Minnesotamarker $66,305
31 Prince William County, Virginiamarker $65,960
32 Calvert County, Marylandmarker $65,945
33 Carver County, Minnesotamarker $65,540
34 Chester County, Pennsylvaniamarker $65,295
35 Suffolk County, New Yorkmarker $65,288
36 Sussex County, New Jerseymarker $65,266
37 Fairfield County, Connecticutmarker $65,249
38 Bergen County, New Jerseymarker $65,241
39 Rockwall County, Texasmarker $65,164
40 Summit County, Utahmarker $64,962
41 McHenry County, Illinoismarker $64,826
42 Kendall County, Illinoismarker $64,625
43 Monmouth County, New Jerseymarker $64,231
44 City and County of Broomfield, Coloradomarker $63,903
45 Fort Bend County, Texasmarker $63,831
46 Contra Costa County, Californiamarker $63,675
47 Westchester County, New Yorkmarker $63,582
48 Norfolk County, Massachusettsmarker $63,432
49 Oldham County, Kentuckymarker $63,229
50 North Slope Borough, Alaskamarker $63,173
51 Arlington County, Virginiamarker $63,001
52 Waukesha County, Wisconsinmarker $62,839
53 Ozaukee County, Wisconsinmarker $62,745
54 Eagle County, Coloradomarker $62,682
55 Elbert County, Colorado $62,480
56 Will County, Illinoismarker $62,238
57 Charles County, Marylandmarker $62,199
58 City and Borough of Juneau, Alaskamarker $62,034
59 Fauquier County, Virginiamarker $61,999
60 Oakland County, Michiganmarker $61,907
61 Dakota County, Minnesotamarker $61,863
62 Anne Arundel County, Marylandmarker $61,768
63 Middlesex County, New Jerseymarker $61,446
64 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska $61,406
65 City of Poquoson, Virginiamarker $60,920
66 Cherokee County, Georgiamarker $60,896
67 Montgomery County, Pennsylvaniamarker $60,829
68 Middlesex County, Massachusettsmarker $60,821
69 City of Manassas Park, Virginiamarker $60,794
70 Williamson County, Texas $60,642
71 Gwinnett County, Georgiamarker $60,537
72 City of Manassas, Virginiamarker $60,409
73 Frederick County, Marylandmarker $60,276
74 Geauga County, Ohiomarker $60,200
75 Carroll County, Marylandmarker $60,021
76 Bucks County, Pennsylvaniamarker $59,727
77 Ventura County, Californiamarker $59,666
78 Pitkin County, Coloradomarker $59,375
79 Kane County, Illinoismarker $59,351
80 Hanover County, Virginiamarker $59,223
81 Middlesex County, Connecticutmarker $59,175
82 Tolland County, Connecticutmarker $59,044
83 Orange County, Californiamarker $58,820
84 Burlington County, New Jerseymarker $58,608
85 Chesterfield County, Virginiamarker $58,537
86 Cobb County, Georgiamarker $58,289
87 Denton County, Texasmarker $58,216
88 Rockingham County, New Hampshiremarker $58,150
89 York County, Virginiamarker $57,956
90 Warren County, Ohiomarker $57,952
91 Anoka County, Minnesotamarker $57,754
92 Placer County, Californiamarker $57,535
93 Spotsylvania County, Virginiamarker $57,525
94 San Benito County, Californiamarker $57,469
95 Jefferson County, Coloradomarker $57,339
96 Henry County, Georgiamarker $57,309
97 St. Charles County, Missouri $57,258
98 Harford County, Marylandmarker $57,234
99 Queen Anne's County, Marylandmarker $57,037
100 Washington County, Wisconsinmarker $57,033


Per capita income

20 highest-income counties by average per capita income (2009)

Number of counties by state in the top 20: New Jersey 4; California 3; New York 2; Virginia 1 county, 1 independent city, and 1 statistical unit comprised of a county and two independent cities; Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Texas, South Dakota, and Wyoming 1 each.

Of the 20 counties, 7 are part of the New York Metropolitan Areamarker, 4 are part of the Washington Metropolitan Area, and 3 are part of the San Francisco Bay Areamarker. By Census region, 7 counties are located in the Northeast, 6 in the South, and 6 in the West.

Rank County Average Per Capita Income
1 Teton County, Wyomingmarker $132,728
2 New York County, New Yorkmarker $120,790
3 Loving County, Texasmarker $99,593
4 Pitkin County, Coloradomarker $93,465
5 Marin County, Californiamarker $91,483
6 Fairfield County, Connecticutmarker $84,576
7 Westchester County, New Yorkmarker $74,878
8 San Mateo County, Californiamarker $71,753
9 Morris County, New Jerseymarker $71,713
10 City and County of San Francisco, Californiamarker $71,342
11 Somerset County, New Jerseymarker $70,949
12 City of Alexandria, Virginiamarker $70,632
13 Arlington County, Virginiamarker $68,270
14 Fairfax Countymarker, City of Fairfaxmarker, and City of Falls Churchmarker, Virginiamarker $67,909
15 Montgomery County, Marylandmarker $67,525
16 Bergen County, New Jerseymarker $67,125
17 Hunterdon County, New Jerseymarker $66,449
18 Sully County, South Dakotamarker $64,352
19 Blaine County, Idahomarker $64,207
20 Collier County, Floridamarker $63,276


50 highest-income counties by personal per capita income (2005)

Number of counties by state in the top 50: Virginia 6, California 5, New Jersey 5, Colorado 3, Florida 3, Maryland 3, Massachusetts 3, New York 3, Illinois 2, Pennsylvania 2, Alaska 1, Connecticut 1, District of Columbia 1, Georgia 1, Idaho 1, Kansas 1, Michigan 1, Minnesota 1, Nevada 1, New Mexico 1, South Dakota 1, Tennessee 1, Texas 1, Utah 1, Washington 1, Wisconsin 1, Wyoming 1. Twenty-four states do not have any counties in the top 50.

Rank County Personal Per
Capita Income
1 New York County, New Yorkmarker (Manhattan) $147,000
2 Teton County, Wyomingmarker $89,028
3 Pitkin County, Coloradomarker $77,970
4 Loving County, Texasmarker $77,787
5 Marin County, Californiamarker $75,884
6 Fairfield County, Connecticutmarker $67,269
7 City and County of San Francisco, Californiamarker $62,614
8 Morris County, New Jerseymarker $62,583
9 Westchester County, New Yorkmarker $62,045
10 City of Alexandria, Virginiamarker $61,147
11 Somerset County, New Jerseymarker $61,039
12 Hunterdon County, New Jerseymarker $60,357
13 Fairfax Countymarker, Fairfaxmarker, and Falls Church, Virginiamarker $60,289
14 Montgomery County, Marylandmarker $59,953
15 Arlington County, Virginiamarker $59,389
16 San Mateo County, Californiamarker $59,213
17 Bergen County, New Jerseymarker $56,725
18 Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusettsmarker $56,092
19 Nassau County, New Yorkmarker $54,941
20 Montgomery County, Pennsylvaniamarker $54,293
21 Los Alamos County, New Mexicomarker $54,134
22 Norfolk County, Massachusettsmarker $53,278
23 Washington, D.C. marker $52,811
24 Howard County, Marylandmarker $52,580
25 Ozaukee County, Wisconsinmarker $52,490
26 Oakland County, Michiganmarker $52,274
27 Blaine County, Idahomarker $52,245
28 Goochland County, Virginiamarker $52,212
29 Middlesex County, Massachusettsmarker $51,869
30 Santa Clara County, Californiamarker $51,112
31 Talbot County, Marylandmarker $50,872
32 Chester County, Pennsylvaniamarker $50,787
33 Summit County, Utahmarker $50,542
34 Palm Beach County, Floridamarker $50,371
35 Martin County, Floridamarker $49,992
36 Hennepin County, Minnesotamarker $49,566
37 Collier County, Floridamarker $49,492
38 Fulton County, Georgiamarker $49,291
39 Sully County, South Dakotamarker $49,119
40 Lake County, Illinoismarker $48,906
41 Contra Costa County, Californiamarker $48,618
42 Monmouth County, New Jerseymarker $48,506
43 DuPage County, Illinoismarker $48,472
44 King County, Washingtonmarker $48,216
45 Clear Creek County, Coloradomarker $48,150
46 Johnson County, Kansas $48,123
47 Williamson County, Tennesseemarker $47,712
48 City and County of Denver, Coloradomarker $47,652
49 Denali Borough, Alaskamarker $47,551
50 Douglas County, Nevadamarker $47,303


100 highest-income counties by per capita income (2000)

100 highest 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

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


Highest-income counties and places by state

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

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See also



Notes and References

  1. Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey
  2. Matt Woolsey, America's Richest Counties, Forbes.com, 01.22.08, 6:00 PM ET Forbes.com Web site. Retrieved on 2008-02-08.
  3. N.J. has four of nation's 20 highest-income counties
  4. Per capita personal income, 2005
  5. Census 2000 Demographic Profiles
Independent cities are counted as county equivalents for the purposes of census comparisons.



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