According to the Census Bureau, the four richest counties in the United States are in the Washington, DC suburbs.
The four richest counties in the United States, when measured by median household income, are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the Census Bureau. They are Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,900 in 2015; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $122,092; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $112,844; and Howard County, Md., where it was $110,224.
The Census Bureau treats independent cities such as Falls Church, Va., as the equivalent of a county when calculating its median household income statistics. Nationwide, the median household income in 2015 was $55,755, according to the Census Bureau.
This should not surprise anyone. Government gets bigger every year, and lucrative sub industries have been developed just to lobby it. Government takes your money, and unidentified bureaucrats get rich by figuring out what to do with it.
It reminds me of a great quote from Frédéric Bastiat:
“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
― Frédéric Bastiat