What are the richest counties in America? Are they all by the major cities, or are there rich counties in the heartland? We checked with the US Census Bureau's statistics and found the top 10 highest-income counties by median household income:
10] Montgomery County, Maryland
Median Household Income – $93,999
Population – 942,747
Montgomery County is located north of Washington, D.C. and southwest of Baltimore. The county has the highest percentage of residents over 25 who who hold post-graduate degrees, and is one of the most affluent counties in the nation.
9] Arlington County, Virginia
Median Household Income – $96,390
Population – 204,889
Arlington County is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are a number of companies headquartered in Arlington County, including CACI, AES Corporation, Rosetta Stone, and ESI International.
8] Douglas County, Colorado
Median Household Income – $97,480
Population – 270,286
Douglas County is located between Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado's two largest cities. The county is part of the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area and Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area.
7] Morris County, New Jersey
Median Household Income – $97,565
Population – 486,459
Morris County is located in New Jersey, aproximately 25 miles west of New York City. Fifty-three Fortune 500 businesses are located here, including Colgate-Palmolive, Pfizer, Verizon, ExxonMobil, and AT&T.
6] City of Fairfax, Virginia
Median Household Income – $98,133
Population – 23,281
City of Fairfax is an enclave within the confines of Fairfax County and an independent city. Fairfax forms part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The city is the county seat, but politically independent of the surrounding county.
5] Somerset County, New Jersey
Median Household Income – $100,207
Population – 321,589
Somerset County is located in New Jersey, and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Somerset County is known as one of the more conservative counties of New Jersey.
4] Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Median Household Income – $100,947
Population – 129,000
Hunterdon County is located in New Jersey. The Daily Caller listed Hunterdon County as number 80 on it's list of America's 100 most conservative-friendly counties.
3] Howard County, Maryland
Median Household Income – $101,710
Population – 272,412
Howard County is located in the central part of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Howard County boasts the largest ice cream plant in the United States, a Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream facility, owned by Nestlé.
2] Fairfax County, Virginia
Median Household Income – $106,785
Population – 1,005,980
Fairfax County is a county located in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County is home to large companies such as Gannett, Capital One, General Dynamics, CSC (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation), and NVR.
1] Loudoun County, Virginia
Median Household Income – $110,643
Population – 277,433
Loudoun County is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area and is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Loudoun County is the location of several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Telos Corporation, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Verizon Business, and Paxfire.