Nine of America’s 20 richest counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C.

[Ed. – Servants of the people.  One reason we can’t dispense with billionaires is that it takes really deep pockets to withstand and outlast these folks.  The problem, of course, is what the billionaires too often do with their money in politics.  But we can’t fix that by getting rid of the main counterweight to the folks slopping at the federal trough.  The only solution is to make government itself less profitable, by reducing its size and power.]

Nine of the 20 richest counties in the United States—when measured by median household income—are suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

In fact, two counties in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., are richer than the two California counties that constitute Silicon Valley.

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[O]ther than the Washington, D.C., area, only two areas in the country had multiple counties that ranked among the Top 20 richest counties. These were the San Francisco Bay Area, which had four counties in the Top 20; and the New York City area, which also had four counties in the Top 20.

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