These are the 15 richest counties in America: California and the East Coast have the most households earning more than $100,000 a year

BY: Jason Whigham
August 17, 2022


California and the East Coast are home to the wealthiest households in the US. Washington DC is the border of five of the ten richest states in Virginia and Maryland. Loudoun County in Virginia and Falls Church City in Maryland have the wealthiest households in the US. Five of Maryland’s ten richest counties bordering Washington DC are also in their jurisdiction. According to economists, the average monthly cost of owning a home in the US rose by nearly $270 in January.

This is despite the fact more than 9,000,000 Americans being priced out of housing markets by rising interest rates. Loudoun County, Virginia was the wealthiest county. Loudoun County’s average home sells for $747,000 annually, making it more expensive. This area, which is located in Washington, D.C., is ranked second on U.S. News’ assessment of America’s most healthiest communities. Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley

California is third in wealth. The median income for residents is $130,890. Average property worth $1.5million. Andy Ackerman is a three-time Emmy nominee who lives in the county. The average income for the 765,623 residents of Plush San Mateo County in California is $128,091. It is also home to the most expensive properties on the list, with the average house prices reaching a huge $1.6million.Quarterback Tom Brady, was born in San Mateo and graduated from the area’s Junipero Serra High School. Fairfax County is the third Virginia County to be in the top 5. The average home price in Fairfax County is $699,000. Jayson Sudeikis was also born in the county. He played Ted Lasso in the Apple series as a football coach.

It also boasts America’s only national park devoted exclusively to performing arts. Howard County, Maryland was not among the top five. The average income of residents is $124,000 Arlington County, Virginia is fourth in the list. Arlington County residents earn an average of $122,604 per month. This information is based on the National Association of Counties and the Center for Digital Government. Marin County, California is the fourth county that made it to the top. The average annual income of its residents is $121,671. Natural attractions in the area include Stinson Beach, the Muir Woods Redwood Forest, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. California is second in Douglas County, Colorado. The average annual salary for residents is $121, 393 It is located south-east of Denver, and ranks third in U.S. News 2022’s Healthiest Communities rankings.

It also ranks third among the top ten urban areas with high-performing economics. Nassau County in New York is the last among the top ten. It pays its residents an average $120,036 annually. Los Alamos County, New Mexico, was just below the top ten with an average income of $119 266, per year. The county, which is located northwest Santa Fe, is the smallest in New Mexico. It is ranked number 1 on U.S. News’ 2022 list of America’s Healthiest Communities. California’s sunny San Francisco County boasts an average income $119,136. The average property in the area is valued at $1.3million.

Luxury properties may fetch higher prices. Celebrities such as Robin Williams and Nicholas Cage frequent the area. Hunterdon County, located in New Jersey’s western part, has the highest average income residents. They earn an average annual income of $117 858. Taissa Farmiga is a star of American Horror Story and Apocalypse. She calls New Jersey County her home. Morris County is located about 30 miles west of New York City in New Jersey. On average, residents earn $117,298 annually. Buddy Valastro is a well-known resident. He is the star of Cake Boss as well as the owner of Carlo’s Bakery. Somerset County is one of the wealthiest 15 counties in the US. Two of its nearest neighbors beat it.

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