A new MSN Money report reveals 10 of the 15 richest counties nationwide are in the Washington, DC region. The most recent Census Bureau data, from 2010, shows Maryland and Virginia counties with the highest median household incomes nationwide. Three local counties exceed the $100,000 mark.
Nationwide, U.S. median household income declined 2.3% from 2009 to 2010. Still, all local DC area counties on the list have a median income that is near or over twice the national average of $49,445.
No. 1: Loudoun County, Va. - $119,540
No. 2: Fairfax County, Va. - $103,010
No. 3: Howard County, Md. - $101,771
No. 5: Arlington County, Va. - $94,986
No. 7: Stafford County, Va. - $94,317
No. 9: Prince William County, Va. - $92,655
No. 12: Montgomery County, Md. - $89,155
No. 13: Calvert County, Md. - $88,862
No. 14: St. Mary's County, Md. - $88,444
No. 15: Charles County, Md. - $87,007