Washington DC Suburbs Shine In Forbes Wealthiest County Index

Ranked by median income, Forbes Magazine just came out with its list of the wealthiest counties in the United States. Based on their ranking, the Washington, D.C. area has half of the top 20 counties. Some of these are true suburbs of the DC Metro area, while at least one (Calvert County) is on the Chesapeake Bay and is a second home choice for many D.C. area residents.

The Virginia and Maryland counties that made the list, beginning with the wealthiest county in the U.S., are as follows:

  • #1) Fairfax County, Virginia
  • #2) Loudon County, Virginia
  • #3) Howard County, Maryland
  • #8) Montgomery County, Maryland
  • #11) Stafford County,Virginia
  • #12) Calvert County, Maryland
  • #18) Prince William County, Virginia
  • #19) Alexandria County, Virginia
  • #20) Charles County, Maryland

The full article and the reported median income for each county can be found