List of highest-income counties in the United States

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There are 3,144 counties and county-equivalents in the United States. The source of the data is the U.S. Census Bureau and the data is current as of the indicated year. Independent cities are considered county-equivalent by the Census Bureau.

Summary[edit]

The Loudoun County, Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. currently ranks as the highest-income county by median household income. New York County, New York (Manhattan) currently ranks as the highest-income county by per-capita income. The Washington suburb of Arlington County, Virginia ranks as the highest-income county by median family income.[1]

Many of the top counties in the following lists are found in the Northeast Megalopolis, particularly in the Washington metropolitan area and the New York metropolitan area.

Median household income[edit]

Latest, American Community Survey[edit]

Presented below are the 25 wealthiest counties (with populations of 65,000 or greater) in the United States by median household income according to the 2012 American Community Survey[2] prepared by the US Census Bureau. Six of the counties are located in the state of Maryland, five are in Virginia, four in New Jersey, three in New York, two in California, and one each in: Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas.

Rank County State Median Household Income
1 Loudoun County Virginia
$117,876
2 Howard County Maryland
$108,844
3 Fairfax County Virginia
$107,096
4 Hunterdon County New Jersey
$105,186
5 Arlington County Virginia
$100,474
6 Stafford County Virginia
$97,606
7 Putnam County New York
$96,223
8 Somerset County New Jersey
$95,825
9 Douglas County Colorado
$95,324
10 Morris County New Jersey
$95,294
11 Montgomery County Maryland
$94,965
12 Prince William County Virginia
$93,744
13 Nassau County New York
$93,214
14 Santa Clara County California
$91,425
15 Charles County Maryland
$90,880
16 Williamson County Tennessee
$90,759
17 Marin County California
$90,535
18 Anne Arundel County Maryland
$89,179
19 Calvert County Maryland
$87,449
20 Sussex County New Jersey
$86,625
21 St. Mary's County Maryland
$86,358
22 Suffolk County New York
$86,334
23 Fort Bend County Texas
$86,256
24 Hamilton County Indiana
$85,567
25 Forsyth County Georgia
$85,494



2010 Census[edit]

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Rank County Median Household Income
1 Loudoun County, Virginia $115,574
2 City of Falls Church, Virginia $114,409
3 Fairfax County, Virginia $105,416
4 Los Alamos County, New Mexico $103,643
5 Howard County, Maryland $103,273
6 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $100,980
7 Douglas County, Colorado $99,198
8 City of Fairfax, Virginia $97,900
9 Somerset County, New Jersey $97,440
10 Morris County, New Jersey $96,747
11 Arlington County, Virginia $94,880
12 Nassau County, New York $93,613
13 Montgomery County, Maryland $93,373
14 Stafford County, Virginia $93,065
15 Prince William County, Virginia $91,098
16 Calvert County, Maryland $90,838
17 Marin County, California $89,268
18 Putnam County, New York $89,218
19 Charles County, Maryland $88,825
20 Delaware County, Ohio $87,908
21 Williamson County, Tennessee $87,832
22 Forsyth County, Georgia $87,605
23 Santa Clara County, California $86,850
24 San Mateo County, California $85,648
25 Chester County, Pennsylvania $84,741
26 Suffolk County, New York $84,506
27 City of Poquoson, Virginia $84,315
28 Fauquier County, Virginia $83,877
29 Anne Arundel County, Maryland $83,456
30 Sussex County, New Jersey $83,089
31 Rockland County, New York $82,534
32 Monmouth County, New Jersey $82,265
33 Fayette County, Georgia $82,216
34 Scott County, Minnesota $82,190
35 Hamilton County, Indiana $81,947
36 Bergen County, New Jersey $81,708
37 Frederick County, Maryland $81,686
38 Carroll County, Maryland $81,621
39 Fairfield County, Connecticut $81,268
40 Queen Anne's County, Maryland $81,096
41 York County, Virginia $81,055
42 Norfolk County, Massachusetts $81,027
43 City of Alexandria, Virginia $80,847
44 Collin County, Texas $80,504
45 Carver County, Minnesota $80,280
46 St. Mary's County, Maryland $80,053
47 Kendall County, Illinois $79,897
48 Fort Bend County, Texas $79,845
49 Westchester County, New York $79,619
50 Goochland County, Virginia $79,547
51 Summit County, Utah $79,461
52 Oldham County, Kentucky $79,417
53 Washington County, Minnesota $79,109
54 Elbert County, Colorado $78,958
55 Lake County, Illinois $78,948
56 Contra Costa County, California $78,385
57 Rockwall County, Texas $78,032
58 Middlesex County, New Jersey $77,615
59 Middlesex County, Massachusetts $77,377
60 Tolland County, Connecticut $77,175
61 Harford County, Maryland $77,010
62 DuPage County, Illinois $76,581
63 Spotsylvania County, Virginia $76,574
64 McHenry County, Illinois $76,482
65 Hanover County, Virginia $76,425
66 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania $76,380
67 Burlington County, New Jersey $76,258
68 King George County, Virginia $76,241
69 Will County, Illinois $75,906
70 Rockingham County, New Hampshire $75,825
71 City and County of Broomfield, Colorado $75,590
72 Ventura County, California $75,348
73 City of Manassas, Virginia $75,173
74 Waukesha County, Wisconsin $75,064
75 Ozaukee County, Wisconsin $74,996
76 Middlesex County, Connecticut $74,906
77 Bucks County, Pennsylvania $74,828
78 Placer County, California $74,447
79 Orange County, California $74,344
80 James City County, Virginia $73,903
81 Johnson County, Kansas $73,733
82 Powhatan County, Virginia $73,593
83 Clarke County, Virginia $73,244
84 Plymouth County, Massachusetts $73,131
85 Dakota County, Minnesota $72,850
86 Gloucester County, New Jersey $72,664
87 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska $72,219
88 Livingston County, Michigan $72,129
89 Eagle County, Colorado $71,337
90 Chesterfield County, Virginia $71,321
91 Warren County, Ohio $71,274
92 Prince George's County, Maryland $71,260
93 Mercer County, New Jersey $71,217
94 Richmond County, New York $71,084
95 Denton County, Texas $70,622
96 New Kent County, Virginia $70,590
97 St. Charles County, Missouri $70,331
98 Honolulu County, Hawaii $70,093
99 El Dorado County, California $70,000
100 Alameda County, California $69,384



2000 Census[edit]

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Number of counties by state in the top 100
100 highest counties by median household income

Source: US Census Bureau: 2000 Census

Number of counties by state in the top 100: Virginia 10 plus 5 independent cities, Maryland 9, California 8, New Jersey 8, Georgia 7, Colorado 6, Illinois 6, Minnesota 5, New York 5, Texas 5, Alaska 3, Connecticut 3, Ohio 3, Pennsylvania 3, Wisconsin 2, Massachusetts 2, Michigan 2, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Kentucky 1, Missouri 1, New Hampshire 1, New Mexico 1, Tennessee 1, Utah 1. Twenty-five states do not have any counties in the top 100.

United States of America: $41,994

Rank County Median
Household
Income
1 Douglas County, Colorado $82,929
2 Fairfax County, Virginia $81,050
3 Loudoun County, Virginia $80,648
4 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $79,888
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexico $78,993
6 Morris County, New Jersey $77,340
7 Somerset County, New Jersey $76,933
8 City of Falls Church, Virginia $74,924
9 Santa Clara County, California $74,335
10 Howard County, Maryland $74,167
11 Suffolk County, New York $73,979
12 Nassau County, New York $72,030
13 Montgomery County, Maryland $71,551
14 Marin County, California $71,306
15 Fayette County, Georgia $71,227
16 Hamilton County, Indiana $71,026
17 Collin County, Texas $70,835
18 San Mateo County, California $70,819
19 Johnson County, Kansas $69,817
20 Williamson County, Tennessee $69,104
21 Forsyth County, Georgia $68,890
22 Rockland County, New York $67,971
23 DuPage County, Illinois $67,887
24 City of Fairfax, Virginia $67,642
25 Livingston County, Michigan $67,400
26 Delaware County, Ohio $67,258
27 Lake County, Illinois $66,973
28 Stafford County, Virginia $66,809
29 Scott County, Minnesota $66,612
30 Washington County, Minnesota $66,305
31 Prince William County, Virginia $65,960
32 Calvert County, Maryland $65,945
33 Carver County, Minnesota $65,540
34 Columbia County, Georgia $65,507
35 Chester County, Pennsylvania $65,295
36 Putnam County, New York $65,288
37 Sussex County, New Jersey $65,266
38 Fairfield County, Connecticut $65,249
39 Bergen County, New Jersey $65,241
40 Rockwall County, Texas $65,164
41 Summit County, Utah $64,962
42 McHenry County, Illinois $64,826
43 Kendall County, Illinois $64,625
44 Monmouth County, New Jersey $64,231
45 City and County of Broomfield, Colorado $63,903
46 Fort Bend County, Texas $63,831
47 Contra Costa County, California $63,675
48 Westchester County, New York $63,582
49 Norfolk County, Massachusetts $63,432
50 Oldham County, Kentucky $63,229
51 North Slope Borough, Alaska $63,173
52 Arlington County, Virginia $63,001
53 Waukesha County, Wisconsin $62,839
54 Ozaukee County, Wisconsin $62,745
55 Eagle County, Colorado $62,682
56 Elbert County, Colorado $62,480
57 Will County, Illinois $62,238
58 Charles County, Maryland $62,199
59 City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska $62,034
60 Fauquier County, Virginia $61,999
61 Oakland County, Michigan $61,907
62 Orange County, California $61,899
63 Dakota County, Minnesota $61,863
64 Anne Arundel County, Maryland $61,768
65 Middlesex County, New Jersey $61,446
66 Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska $61,406
67 City of Poquoson, Virginia $60,920
68 Cherokee County, Georgia $60,896
69 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania $60,829
70 Middlesex County, Massachusetts $60,821
71 City of Manassas Park, Virginia $60,794
72 Williamson County, Texas $60,642
73 Gwinnett County, Georgia $60,537
74 City of Manassas, Virginia $60,409
75 Frederick County, Maryland $60,276
76 Geauga County, Ohio $60,200
77 Carroll County, Maryland $60,021
78 Bucks County, Pennsylvania $59,727
79 Ventura County, California $59,666
80 Pitkin County, Colorado $59,375
81 Kane County, Illinois $59,351
82 Hanover County, Virginia $59,223
83 Middlesex County, Connecticut $59,175
84 Tolland County, Connecticut $59,044
85 Burlington County, New Jersey $58,608
86 Chesterfield County, Virginia $58,537
87 Cobb County, Georgia $58,289
88 Denton County, Texas $58,216
89 Rockingham County, New Hampshire $58,150
90 York County, Virginia $57,956
91 Warren County, Ohio $57,952
92 Anoka County, Minnesota $57,754
93 Placer County, California $57,535
94 Spotsylvania County, Virginia $57,525
95 San Benito County, California $57,469
96 Jefferson County, Colorado $57,339
97 Henry County, Georgia $57,309
98 St. Charles County, Missouri $57,258
99 Harford County, Maryland $57,234
100 Queen Anne's County, Maryland $57,037

Per capita income[edit]

2010 Census[edit]

CA1-3 Personal income summary: Per capita personal income, 2010, BEA[11]
Rank County Per Capita
Personal Income
1 New York County, New York $111,386
2 Teton County, Wyoming $94,672
3 Marin County, California $82,936
4 Sully County, South Dakota $80,165
5 Arlington County, Virginia $79,967
6 Alexandria, Virginia $76,362
7 Pitkin County, Colorado $76,318
8 Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusetts $73,654
9 Westchester County, New York $73,159
10 Fairfield County, Connecticut $71,768
11 District of Columbia (federal district) $70,710
12 City and County of San Francisco, California $70,190
13 Somerset County, New Jersey $69,886
14 Morris County, New Jersey $69,811
15 Summit County, Utah $68,524
16 San Mateo County, California $67,964
17 Montgomery County, Maryland $67,639
18 Slope County, North Dakota $67,089
19 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $67,053
20 Fairfax County & Fairfax City & Falls Church, Virginia $66,679
21 Douglas County, Colorado $66,047
22 Nassau County, New York $65,615
23 Bergen County, New Jersey $65,486
24 Blaine County, Idaho $63,883
25 Howard County, Maryland $63,375

2000 Census[edit]

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Number of counties ranked in the top 100 nationally, by state
100 highest ranked counties by per capita income

Number of counties by state in the top 100: Colorado 10, Virginia 7 counties plus 3 independent cities, New Jersey 9, California 8, Florida 6, New York 6, Georgia 4, Maryland 4, Minnesota 4, Connecticut 3, Massachusetts 3, Michigan 3, Pennsylvania 3, Texas 3, Illinois 2, North Carolina 2, Ohio 2, Washington 2, Wisconsin 2, Idaho 1, Alaska 1, Alabama 1, District of Columbia 1, Indiana 1, Kansas 1, Missouri 1, Nevada 1, New Hampshire 1, New Mexico 1, Rhode Island 1, Tennessee 1, Utah 1, Wyoming 1. Eighteen states do not have any counties in the top 100. United States of America per capita average: $21,587

Rank County Per Capita
Income
1 Marin County, California $44,962
2 New York County, New York (Manhattan) $42,922
3 City of Falls Church, Virginia $41,052
4 Pitkin County, Colorado $40,811
5 Fairfield County, Connecticut $38,350
6 Teton County, Wyoming $38,260
7 Somerset County, New Jersey $37,970
8 Arlington County, Virginia $37,706
9 City of Alexandria, Virginia[2] $37,645
10 Morris County, New Jersey $36,964
11 Fairfax County, Virginia $36,888
12 Westchester County, New York $36,726
13 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $36,370
14 San Mateo County, California $36,045
15 Montgomery County, Maryland $35,684
16 San Miguel County, Colorado $35,329
17 Douglas County, Colorado $34,848
18 Los Alamos County, New Mexico $34,646
19 City and County of San Francisco, California $34,556
20 Summit County, Utah $33,767
21 Bergen County, New Jersey $33,638
22 Loudoun County, Virginia $33,530
23 Collin County, Texas $33,345
24 Hamilton County, Indiana $33,109
25 Santa Clara County, California $32,795
26 Oakland County, Michigan $32,534
27 Williamson County, Tennessee $32,496
28 Norfolk County, Massachusetts $32,484
29 Howard County, Maryland $32,402
30 Nassau County, New York $32,151
31 Lake County, Illinois $32,102
32 Eagle County, Colorado $32,011
33 Ozaukee County, Wisconsin $31,947
34 Chester County, Pennsylvania $31,627
35 Delaware County, Ohio $31,600
36 Blaine County, Idaho $31,346
37 DuPage County, Illinois $31,315
38 Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusetts $31,314
39 City of Fairfax, Virginia $31,247
40 Middlesex County, Massachusetts $31,199
41 Collier County, Florida $31,195
42 Monmouth County, New Jersey $31,149
43 Johnson County, Kansas $30,919
44 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania $30,898
45 Contra Costa County, California $30,615
46 San Juan County, Washington $30,603
47 Putnam County, New York $30,127
48 Fulton County, Georgia $30,003
49 Ventura County, California $29,634
50 Martin County, Florida $29,584
51 King County, Washington $29,521
52 Fayette County, Georgia $29,464
53 James City County, Virginia $29,256
54 Waukesha County, Wisconsin $29,164
55 Forsyth County, Georgia $29,114
56 Goochland County, Virginia $29,105
57 Boulder County, Colorado $28,976
58 Albemarle County, Virginia $28,852
59 Palm Beach County, Florida $28,801
60 Routt County, Colorado $28,792
61 Hennepin County, Minnesota $28,789
62 Fauquier County, Virginia $28,757
63 Summit County, Colorado $28,676
64 St. Johns County, Florida $28,674
65 Washington, D.C. $28,659
66 Rockwall County, Texas $28,573
67 Carver County, Minnesota $28,486
68 Litchfield County, Connecticut $28,408
69 Sarasota County, Florida $28,326
70 Middlesex County, Connecticut $28,251
71 Talbot County, Maryland $28,164
72 Clear Creek County, Colorado $28,160
73 Washington County, Minnesota $28,148
74 Arapahoe County, Colorado $28,147
75 Rockland County, New York $28,082
76 Livingston County, Michigan $28,069
77 Jefferson County, Colorado $28,066
78 Placer County, California $27,963
79 Geauga County, Ohio $27,944
80 Mercer County, New Jersey $27,914
81 Cobb County, Georgia $27,863
82 St. Louis County, Missouri $27,595
83 Anne Arundel County, Maryland $27,578
84 Bucks County, Pennsylvania $27,430
85 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina $27,352
86 Douglas County, Nevada $27,288
87 Indian River County, Florida $27,227
88 Shelby County, Alabama $27,176
89 Washtenaw County, Michigan $27,173
90 Dakota County, Minnesota $27,008
91 Wake County, North Carolina $27,004
92 Sussex County, New Jersey $26,992
93 Union County, New Jersey $26,992
94 Denton County, Texas $26,895
95 Newport County, Rhode Island $26,779
96 City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska $26,719
97 Alameda County, California $26,680
98 Rockingham County, New Hampshire $26,656
99 Suffolk County, New York $26,577
100 Middlesex County, New Jersey $26,535

Highest-income counties and places by state[edit]

For more detailed lists of rankings of counties and places in the individual states, see the following pages:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Washington region boasts four richest counties in U.S.". American City Business Journals. 
  2. ^ [1]. 2012 American Community Survey. Retrieved on 2013-09-19.
  3. ^ Top 100 counties - Median household income, 2011. Washingtonpost.com (2012-09-20). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  4. ^ American FactFinder. Factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  5. ^ State and County QuickFacts. Quickfacts.census.gov (2013-02-20). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  6. ^ Median Household Income in 2009 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars based on the 2005–09 American Community Survey, United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census Bureau Homepage". Census.gov. March 26, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data From the 2007 American Community Survey" (PDF). Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ Matt Woolsey, America's Richest Counties, Forbes.com, 01.22.08, 6:00 PM ET Forbes.com Web site. Retrieved on 2008-02-08.
  10. ^ a b "Census 2000 Demographic Profiles". Censtats.census.gov. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Interactive Data". U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  12. ^ Aristide Economoupolos/The Star-Leder. "N.J. has four of nation's 20 highest-income counties". Nj.com. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 

^ Independent cities are counted as county equivalents for the purposes of census comparisons.