Would you be surprised to learn that people who live and work in the area of Washington DC are among the wealthiest in the nation? We don’t begrudge people over their success, but doesn’t it seem a little odd that such a concentration of wealth and power surrounds the seat of government?
Truth Revolt has the details:
9 of 20 Richest Counties in U.S. in Washington D.C. Suburbs
According to the Census Bureau, our nation’s capitol contains the five richest suburbs in the United States, proving there’s more than just the East Coast and West Coast bubbles.
When ranking median household income between 2012-2016, here are the top five:
1. Loudoun County, VA – $125,672
2. Falls Church City, VA – $115,244
3. Fairfax County, VA – $114,329
4. Howard County, MD – $113,800
5. Arlington County, VA – $108,706
Four other counties also made the top twenty, including three more in Virginia and one more in Maryland:
9. Fairfax City, VA – $104,065
14. Montgomery County, MD – $100,352
17. Prince William County, VA – $98,546
20. Stafford County, VA – $97,528
In various parts of the country, many Americans still struggle to pay the rent and put food on the table. Is it any wonder that many of the same people see the inhabitants of Washington DC as aloof and out of touch?
And they wonder why so many people support Trump and want to drain the swamp.