In the annual Forbes.com list of America’s Richest Counties, there’s been a shift in the first place spot. Last year, Loudoun County topped the list, but this year, falls to 2nd place. Of the top 5 ranking, Northern Virginia claimed 3 spots and nearby Maryland got a 4th.
To determine America’s richest counties, Forbes looked at median annual household income estimates from 2005 to 2009 in each county in the nation, provided by the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey. The estimates are in 2009 inflation-adjusted U.S. dollars.
Here’ s the top 5 Richest Counties in America:
#5: Howard County, MD
Median Annual Household Income: $101,003
#4: Hunterdon, NJ
Median Annual Household Income: $102,500
#3: Fairfax County, VA
Median Annual Household Income: $104,259
#2: Loudoun County, VA
Median Annual Household Income: $112,021
#1: Falls Church City, VA
Median Annual Household Income: $113,313
Fairfax City ended up #10 on the list with a median annual household income of $96,232. But where did Arlington County end up? With a median annual household income of $93,806.