It turns out that more wealth seems to reside in counties with a high concentration of government and government subsidized industries such as health care. New Jersey’s Hunterdon County edged out Santa Clara County as the ninth richest with a median of $102,797. Its biggest employers are engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler and Hunterdon Healthcare.
Topping the list? Suburbs of the nation’s capital, of course. Loudoun County, Virginia, a 25-mile commute from D.C., leads with a median income of $125,900. Something to think about when you’re cutting that income tax check to Uncle Sam.