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  •  it depends on the metric (7+ / 0-)

    By per capita income, it's a significantly different list:

    1 Marin County, California $44,962
    2 New York County, New York (Manhattan) $42,922
    3 City of Falls Church, Virginia $41,052
    4 Pitkin County, Colorado $40,811
    5 Fairfield County, Connecticut $38,350
    6 Teton County, Wyoming $38,260
    7 Somerset County, New Jersey $37,970
    8 Arlington County, Virginia $37,706
    9 City of Alexandria, Virginia[2] $37,645
    10 Morris County, New Jersey $36,964

    •  Yeah, especially when you post data from (1+ / 0-)
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      the year 2000 (that's so pre-9.11!!) . . . .

      And try to compare it with household income from the past year or so.

      Strange how that's different, isn't it?

    •  What *IS* strange however (0+ / 0-)

      is the recent PER CAPITA income:

      1 Teton County, Wyoming $132,728
      2 New York County, New York $120,790
      3 Loving County, Texas $99,593
      4 Pitkin County, Colorado $93,465
      5 Marin County, California $91,483
      6 Fairfield County, Connecticut $81,576
      7 Westchester County, New York $74,878
      8 San Mateo County, California $71,753
      9 Morris County, New Jersey $71,713
      10 City and County of San Francisco, California $71,342

      is in some cases greater than HOUSEHOLD income:

      1 Loudoun County, Virginia $110,643
      2 Fairfax County, Virginia $106,785
      3 Howard County, Maryland $101,710
      4 Somerset County, New Jersey $103,227
      5 Hunterdon County, New Jersey $100,947  
      6 City of Fairfax, Virginia $98,133
      7 Morris County, New Jersey $97,565
      8 Douglas County, Colorado $97,480
      9 Arlington County, Virginia $96,390  
      10 Montgomery County, Maryland $93,999  

      meaning, I guess, that in some locales a household on average consists of less than one person (i.e., a fraction thereof - perhaps 73/99ths, for example).

    •  OK, I bothered to read the "fine print" (0+ / 0-)

      and what you're doing (and what I just did as well) was compare *median* household income with *average* per capital income. d'ohH!!
      that's totally like comparing apples with apricots (or whatever fruits go in that saying).

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