Seven Of Top 10 Wealthiest Counties In D.C. Area | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Seven Of Top 10 Wealthiest Counties In D.C. Area

Median incomes in the D.C. area are higher than most other areas of the country.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dborman2/3258378233/
Median incomes in the D.C. area are higher than most other areas of the country.

New census numbers show the D.C. region has weathered the economic downturn much better than the rest of the country.

The region is home to seven of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the country. Loudoun County, Virginia topped the list with a median household income of about $119,000 last year. Fairfax County and Arlington County immediately followed, both with median incomes higher than $100,000. 

Other counties in the top 10 are Howard and Montgomery in Maryland and Prince William and Fauquier in Virginia. The numbers show the region's economy was largely cushioned as the recession took a toll on households elsewhere.

In 2011, five counties in the area were included in the top 10.

NPR

Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.
NPR

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
WAMU 88.5

Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

WAMU 88.5

Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.

Leave a Comment

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