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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.

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