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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.
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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.

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