The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the four wealthiest counties in the USA—Loudon County, Falls Church City and Fairfax County, Virginia, and Howard County, Maryland—are all suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Nine of the 20 wealthiest counties—which also include Arlington County, Fairfax City and Prince William County, Virginia, and Calvert County and Montgomery County, Maryland—also are D.C. suburbs.
Only four of America’s wealthiest counties—Hunterdon County, Somerset County and Morris County, New Jersey and Nassau County, New York—are suburbs of New York City, the nation’s financial center and only three, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County and Marin County, California, are in or near Silicon Valley, the nation’s technology center. Make of that what you will.
It is part of a trend that continues regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans are in power. I don’t expect it to change when Donald Trump is in the White House. I expect just the opposite, in fact.
Census Bureau: Four Richest Counties in U.S. Are Suburbs of D.C. by Terence P. Jeffrey for CNSNews.
In Virginia and Maryland, not all cities are parts of counties. Some are independent entities which are counted as equivalents of counties.
Map via Encore Global.