Boomtown: Eight of Thirteen Wealthiest Counties in DC Region

Boomtown: Eight of Thirteen Wealthiest Counties in DC Region

Six of the top ten and eight of the thirteen wealthiest counties in the country in terms of median income are in the Washington, D.C. region, according to latest Census Bureau figures. 

These numbers highlight the explosion of the nation’s “Boomtown” during the last decade, which has directly coincided with the massive expansion of the federal government and national security state.

According to the Washington Post, the Census Bureau examined more than 3,000 counties nationwide. Washington, D.C. also has a staggering  average per capita income of $74,733 for each of its 632,323 residents, which is 79% higher than the national average of $43,725.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer teamed up to make a Hannity special about “Boomtown” in January, which documented how politicians of both parties extract wealth from taxpayers to enrich themselves and their cronies. As Breitbart News reported, that special about the fastest growing region for one-percenters in the nation angered and resonated with viewers.

In a landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin injected the fight against “crony capitalism” into the political bloodstream by blasting politicians on both sides of the aisle for fueling the expansion of government that galvanized Americans to start realizing the difference between crony capitalism and free markets. 

Here’s the Census Bureau’s list of counties with the highest median incomes (counties in the D.C. region are in bold):

1. Falls Church City, Va., $121,250

2. Loudoun County, Va., $118,934

3. Los Alamos County, N.M., $112,115

4. Howard County, Md., $108,234

5. Fairfax County, Va., $106,690

6. Hunterdon County, N.J., $103,301

7. Arlington County, Va., $99,255

8. Douglas County, Colo., $98,426

9. Stafford County, Va., $95,927

10. Somerset County, N.J., $95,574

11. Morris County, N.J., $95,236

12. Montgomery County, Md., $94,365

13. Prince William County, Va. $93,011

Maryland and Virginia do not have any counties among the bottom-ranked counties. This map from the Atlantic shows how 13 of the top 30 wealthiest counties circle the Washington, D.C. region.