April 28, 2010

Area incomes among nation's highest

Maryland's Montgomery County is among the nation’s 20 counties with the highest incomes, according to county-by-county data released this week by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Montgomery County ranked 18th at $67,531. Baltimore County ranked fifth in Maryland, at $50,035; Anne Arundel County ranked fourth, at $54,608. The lowest per-capita income in Maryland was in Somerset County, at $26,347. The highest per-capita income in the nation in 2008 — the most recent year that such data is available — was Loving County, Texas, where per-capita income was $140,275. Loving County is also the least populous county in the entire U.S., according to the 2000 Census, which counted 67 people there. Teton County in Wyoming ranked second, with its per-capita income of $129,956. New York County, N.Y., ranked third with a per-capita income of $120,776. The lowest per-capita income in the nation in 2008 was in Buffalo County, S.D., at $12,558. jclabaugh@bizjournals.com SOURCE: Baltimore Business Journal

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