Forbes Magazine is out with its list of the “Richest Counties in America” and the top three are in Northern Virginia.
Number 1 is Loudoun County, where the median household income is $125,900. It’s followed by the City of Falls Church, which the census bureau counts as a county. The median household income there is $122,092. Fairfax County comes in at number three, with a $112,844 MHI and Arlington is number eight at $104,354.
Forbes reports that most counties on the top-ten list have a very low poverty rate, generally between 4% and 6%, which helps them maintain a high average. Arlington County has a rate of 9% , but that’s still below the national average of 13.5%
The numbers are from 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimates.