It’s not a county, but forget all that. Falls Church City is ranked number one in the nation in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the Top 10 Wealthiest Counties in America. And NoVa dominates the list again.
Falls Church knocked off Loudoun County, which drops to number two on the list. Fairfax County is third, Howard County, Md., is fifth, and Fairfax City, also not a county, is 10th. Montgomery County dropped off the list.
Falls Church has a population of 12,330, but Forbes calculates it has a median household income of $113,313. Forbes does not explain why it included cities in its list of wealthiest counties, but we’ll take it.
After the jump, the full list.
Forbes Top 10 Wealthiest Counties, 2011 Version
1. Falls Church City, Va. — $113,313
2. Loudoun County, Va. — $112,021
3. Fairfax County, Va. — $104,259
4. Hunterdon County, N.J. — $102,500
5. Howard County, Md. — $101,003
6. Los Alamos County, N.M. — $100,423
7. Douglas County, Colo. — $99,522
8. Morris County, N.J. — $96,316
9. Somerset County, N.J. -- $96,233
10. Fairfax City, Va. — $96,232
Here’s the article. Even Falls Church Mayor Nader Baroukh couldn’t seem to figure out why the city’s in there. But he’ll take it.
UPDATE: The Post’s Carol Morello and Dan Keating took a look at these numbers when they first came out, and declared: “Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, census data show”