Falls Church Named Nation’s Richest County

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Falls Church City was named the richest county in America, according to an article on Forbes.com. Falls Church City brought home the honor by having a median annual household income of $113,313.

But Falls Church isn’t the only Washington suburb to make the list of the 10 richest counties in the nation. Loudoun County came in at number two with a median annual household income of $112,021, with Fairfax County taking the number three spot on the list ($104,259). Two other local jurisdictions made the top 10: Howard County, Md., has a median household income of $101,003 and placed 5th, and Fairfax City nabbed the tenth spot on the list with a median household income of $96,232.

While many areas of the nation are plagued by unemployment, Falls Church and the surrounding suburbs are home to people who work as government contractors, lobbyists, lawyers, and consultants, with federal dollars stoking the economic engine of the area. The area also boasts strong school systems, which helps attract wealthy residents.

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