Census Bureau Study Shines Spotlight On Falls Church | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Census Bureau Study Shines Spotlight On Falls Church

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.
NPR

A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.
NPR

Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.
NPR

Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

Leave a Comment

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