Virginia Boasts Forbes Richest Counties | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Virginia Boasts Forbes Richest Counties

Play associated audio

By Meymo Lyons

Forbes magazine says eight Virginia localities are among the country's wealthiest.

The magazine's annual list of America's richest counties is based on median income and U.S. Census Bureau data from 2008. Virginia had the strongest showing of any state. Most of the localities are in northern Virginia.

Forbes placed Loudoun and Fairfax counties in the top two spots. Arlington, Stafford and Prince William counties were on the list. Also on the list were the cities of Alexandria and Fairfax, which are categorized as county equivalents.

Rural Goochland County near Richmond ranked 16th on the list. Forbes said the county with a population of about 20,500 people had a median household income of about $88,550. In contrast, Loudoun has a median income of about $110,640 with a population of more than 277,430.

NPR

'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
NPR

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
NPR

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.
NPR

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.