Northern Virginia counties remain among the richest in the U.S.

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.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.