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Census Bureau Study Shines Spotlight On Falls Church

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The results of a five-year study released by the U.S Census Bureau are giving leaders in the Northern Virginia city of Falls Church a reason to smile.

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that Falls Church -- nestled between Arlington and Fairfax Counties -- has the country's highest percentage of people holding at least a bachelor's degree, and the country's highest median household income at more than $113,000.

Falls Church Mayor Nader Baroukh says he's hoping the city can use the information to achieve a better balance between its residential and commercial tax base.

"Falls Church is an extremely attractive place to have your business locate," Baroukh says, "and I think the data will really help on that front."

The only two other localities in the country with median household incomes above $100,000 were Fairfax and Loudoun counties, also in Northern Virginia.

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