How poor or rich is your county?

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey’s 5-year trends on the median household income, poverty rates, and computer/Internet use of the 3,142 counties across the country.

Overall, Americans’ earnings are up, compared to the previous five-year period (2008 through 2012) under Obama the Great:

  • Median household income increased in 16.6% of counties (512 counties).
  • Poverty rates dropped in 14% of counties (441 counties).
  • Incomes declined in only 7.1% of counties (222 counties).
  • Overall, the U.S. poverty rate was 14.6% — a significant decrease from the 14.9% in 2008-2012.

But you wouldn’t know that if you rely only on the Hate America Media (HAM) for your news.

Of course, Obama the POS is claiming the improved economy as his achievement.

The map below shows the median household income for each county between 2013 and 2017. Median is the middle of a range of values, e.g., the number of 50 is the median of the values 1-100.

How does your county stack up?

I’m surprised that Nevada’s Elko and Lander counties, and Wyoming’s Teton and Sublette counties are so wealthy.

Below are the top 15 high-earning counties (CNBC):

#15. Marin County, California:

  • Median household income: $104,703
  • Number of households: 104,846

#14. San Mateo County, California:

  • Median household income: $105,667
  • Number of households: 261,796

#13. Nassau County, New York:

  • Median household income: $105,744
  • Number of households: 444,136

#12. Somerset County, New Jersey:

  • Median household income: $106,046
  • Number of households: 115,970

#11. Santa Clara County, California:

  • Median household income: $106,761
  • Number of households: 630,451

#10. Fairfax (city), Virginia:

  • Median household income: $106,870
  • Number of households: 8,499

#9. Morris County, New Jersey:

  • Median household income: $107,034
  • Number of households: 180,124

#8. Los Alamos County, New Mexico:

  • Median household income: $110,190
  • Number of households: 7,525

#7. Hunterdon County, New Jersey:

  • Median household income: $110,969
  • Number of households: 46,822

#6. Douglas County, Colorado:

  • Median household income: $111,154
  • Number of households: 113,799

#5. Arlington County, Virginia:

  • Median household income: $112,138
  • Number of households: 102,310

#4. Falls Church (city), Virginia:

  • Median household income: $114,795
  • Number of households: 5,308

#3. Howard County, Maryland:

  • Median household income: $115,576
  • Number of households: 111,337

#2. Fairfax County, Virginia:

  • Median household income: $117,515
  • Number of households: 393,380

#1. Loudoun County, Virginia:

  • Median household income: $129,588
  • Number of households: 121,299

~Eowyn

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Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

How can a nation be “rich” or “wealthy” when it owes trillions of dollars to international parasites (who hate us, and want to destroy us)?

“Wars in old times were made to get slaves. The modern implement of imposing slavery is debt.” Ezra Pound

Maryaha
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Maryaha

Hawk, I don’t think people even understand how enormous a trillion dollars is. It used to be that a million dollars was more than people could imagine. Now it’s a billion, but people don’t understand how incredible the difference between a million and a billion is. I made up a little list to show just how staggering the numbers are in seconds and years:

A million seconds is 12 days

A billion seconds is 32 years

A trillion seconds is 32,000 years
(year numbers are rounded)

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Maryaha . . . . Thank you for proving that comparison . . . although, it has left me dumbfounded.

Joseph BC69
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Joseph BC69

Au contraire, Auntie, because if you were not dumbfounded there’d be something wrong with you, but as far as I know there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you and everything’s right!

JosephBC69

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

WOW-That really brings into perspective! Thanks for that!

Charles H Slate
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Charles H Slate

In one of his rare meetings with his national security staff, Obama was informed that two Brazilian soldiers had been killed in action in Afganistan. He immediately went into an angry tirade: cursing, demanding explanations, chain-smoking his menthol lights, etc. Finally ole Dpoey Joe Biden got him to calm down just long enough so that it could be explained to him that one Brazilian does not equal ten gazillion.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

If there’s one thing I’m absolutely positive of, its that we will “default” on that one of these days:

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I wouldn’t hire one of these mutts to run an sno-cone stand.

DCG
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My county is $40-49,999. Yet you don’t need a lot to live here…you can rent a 2-bedroom apt. for $500 or less and gas is always less than the national average.

Alma
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Alma

When the first unknown NEGRO PRESIDENT occupied the WHITE HOUSE it all went to hell, well we are now coming back, we have an AMERICAN BORN PRESIDENT, multimillionaire, well known in all spheres, whom takes pride and loves his country, and is resonating the US world over, and MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, that is what I call a rich country

Crackerbaby
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Crackerbaby

Not at all telling that most of the top counties are suburbs of the worlds biggest swamp.
“Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I’m not surprised that Elko and Lander Counties are so “rich”-we have some of the largest Gold mines in the world here. Bear in mind though,not ALL of us ever see any of that wealth. I complained for years that you have to WORK at a mine if you wanna LIVE here. The mines pull new employees from as far East as the Coal Mines of Pa.,and MANY of those miners scoop up the cheapest housing in Elko,and eh-shall we say “fudge” their income figures to get on public assistance,so they can sent their pay to wherever their FAMILY and… Read more »

Grace
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Grace

Maryland and Virginia=deep state country.