Net result of this nirvana that is recession proof? Despite a HUGE influx of people moving to this area, the unemployment rate is far below the national average of America, and wealth is surging. The 3 richest counties in America all now center around Washington D.C. I did some other digging and not only the top 3 are DC centered, but 6 of the top 10 wealthiest communities in America now revolve around Washington D.C. Think about that for a moment - this is a huge country. Once more I reiterate - if your child asks what career to get into - tell them government (especially of the federal kind) or any business serving the federal government.
Original Forbes story here.
- ....in Loudoun County, Va., where median household incomes are higher than anywhere else in the country. This affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., where families take home a median $110,643 annually, tops our list of America's 25 richest counties.
- Like Loudoun, a number of the country's wealthiest households are tightly concentrated in counties around the nation's capital. Six of the richest counties lie on the outskirts of Washington: Fairfax County, Va., Arlington County, Va., Stafford County, Va., Prince William County, Va., Charles County, Md., and Alexandria City, Va.