Richest County List Dominated by NoVa, MD

List determined by median household income

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:39 PM EDT
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There's some good news to report amid the troubling economy. It turns out our region dominates a list of the richest counties in the nation with Loudoun County taking the No. 1 spot.

Erike Gonzalez

There's some good news to report amid the troubling economy. It turns out our region dominates a list of the richest counties in the nation with Loudoun County taking the No. 1 spot.

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Financial publisher Main Street pulled Census data to put together a list of the country's richest 15 counties - and counties surrounding Washington D.C. dominated the list.

The publication put the list together based on median household income.

Area counties in the top 15 richest:

15. Charles County, MD - median household income: $87,007

14. St. Mary's County, MD - median household income: $88,444

13. Calvert County, MD - median household income: $88,862

12. Montgomery County, MD - median household income: $89,155

9. Prince William County, VA - median household income: $92,655

7. Stafford County, VA - median household income: $94,317

5. Arlington County, VA - median household income: $94,986

3. Howard County, MD - median household income: $101,771

2. Fairfax County, VA - median household income: $103,010

1. Loudoun County, VA - median household income: $119,540

In Loudoun County, the population doubled from 2000 to 2010, but the poverty rate stayed low - listed at 3.2 percent.

See the rest of the list here.

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