I Wonder Why these Virginia ‘Burbs are the Richest Counties in U.S. ?
Yesterday I mentioned the report that federal employees make more than private employees in most occupations. Now we learn that 6 out of the 10 wealthiest counties ( and 11 of the top 25!) are suburbs of Washington, D.C.
|Rank||County||Population||Median household income|
|4||Hunterdon County, N.J.||129,000||$100,947|
|5||Somerset County, N.J.||321,589||$100,207|
|7||Morris County, N.J.||486,459||$97,565|
|8||Douglas County, Colo.||270,286||$97,480|
There hasn’t been a recession in D.C. John Derbyshire has been saying for a few years now that the only way to guarantee not only all-around security but also a pretty nice, upper-middle class living for your family is to get a government job. Looks like he’s right.