| coconess wrote:|
i dont understand how ppl come up with these 'richest counties'
i googled and it said the richest county was in VA.. and the income was like 119k…
are ppl in beverly hills, orange county, malibu, the hamptons, certain parts of manhattan, etc.. not counted amongst the regular ppl incomes?
I live in one of USA "wealthy" counties but the median income is around 110k. I figure the reason is we have cities like Scarsedale, NY where the median income is well in to the 200k range with many millionaires and then you have cities like Port Chester, NY where median income is around 50k. When you balance everyone out the median goes down and the really wealthy become outliers. Also the issue with wealthy counties is prices and taxes are high making social mobility and home ownership hard which makes a big gap between the rich and poor, but that is another topic for another thread.
Edited by stardaqueenb23 - Jan 06 2014 at 8:21pm