According to this story in The Huffington Post today, the US Census Bureau, in its latest report on the poverty and income levels of over 3,100 counties in the United States, identified Howard County as the fifth richest county in the country with a median household income of $101,867.00.
It was just about two years ago that Forbes magazine named Howard County as the third richest county in the country with a median household income of $94,260.
I suppose it really doesn’t matter all that much. It’s just that most people I know don’t feel very rich these days.
I suppose it’s all relative. The poorest county in the country is Buffalo County in South Dakota where the median household income is $19,182. Then again the cost of housing in Buffalo County is a little more reasonable too. The mean price of a home in Buffalo County in 2007 was $110,588. Given that the county population density is 4 people per square mile you probably get a little land with that house too.
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