Loudoun County is #1 jurisdiction in wealth. Prince William takes a paltry 14th place in national wealth, according to Forbes Magazine. The rankings were done on the median household income from the 2008. The following local counties are as follows:
Here are the local jurisdictions in the top 25:
- 1. Loudoun County
- 2. Fairfax County
3. Howard County
6. Fairfax City
9. Arlington County
10. Montgomery County
12. Stafford County
13. Calvert County
14. Prince William County
16. Goochland County, Va.
21. Charles County
23. Alexandria City
Dr. Stephen Fuller, economist at GMU, informed WTOP that one reason so many local counties made the top 25 list because unemployment in this area is low.
We’re getting richer and probably this reflects the fact we were less damaged during the recession. Our unemployment is only 6.2 percent, which is high for us, but it’s way down compared to the nation.”
Fuller says most of the local counties are also fueled by duel incomes
The Forbes Magazine link shows all 25 of the richest counties/jurisdictions. Some of them are surprising. Virginia and Maryland certainly came out with the most winners.
Congratulations to all the winners. Does everyone feel like they are just rolling in dough?