Loudoun County again ranked as the wealthiest county in the nation in 2016, and it appears the gap may be widening.
The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual data this week ranking the wealthiest counties in the U.S., based on 2016 household median incomes.
With a median household income of $134,464, Loudoun outpaced the second-place finisher, Howard County, MD, by almost $14,000; and its eastern neighbor, Fairfax County, which finished in third place, by almost $20,000. According to statistics released by the Bureau, Loudoun’s household median income rose by $8,564 from 2015 to 2016. Loudoun also topped the list for 2015.
The Census data released this week includes counties with populations of 65,000 or more. Washington, DC, area counties accounted for 10 of the top 25 wealthiest counties, with Arlington County (6th), Prince William County (19th) and Stafford County (20th) in Virginia; and Montgomery County (17th), Calvert County (18th), Anne Arundel County (22nd) and Charles County (23rd) in Maryland also making the list.