Forbes: Howard County Among America's 10 Richest Counties

Howard County continues to rank highly among the the highest earning counties in the U.S.

Do you think Howard County is prospering?

A new report from Forbes places Howard County among America’s 10 Richest Counties in the U.S., a list culled from 2011 Census median household income numbers compiled by the Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, the last year data is available.

About Howard County, Forbes wrote:

“Maryland’s smallest county (253 square miles) [is] where Babe Ruth was once married. The biggest employer is the highly regarded public school system.”

The following is the latest data from Forbes, published online this month:

Rank County Median Household Income 1 Loudon County, VA


2 Falls Church City, VA


3 Los Alamos County, NM


4 Fairfax County, VA $105,409 5 Hunterdon County, NJ


6 Howard County, MD


7 Arlington County, VA $98,060 8 Douglas County, CO $95,973 9 Somerset County, NJ
$95,915 10 Prince William County, VA $93,101

See related links:

Howard County Fifth Wealthiest in Nation

11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List


bill bissenas April 29, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Swimming in an ocean of government money borrowed from China. Sweet.
O.P. Ditch April 30, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Right on Bill!
O.P. Ditch April 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Oooops, we slipped from Fifth last Sept???? Must be the Sequester.... he he he.
Lisa Rossi (Editor) April 30, 2013 at 04:05 PM
I have removed a comment for using profanity, which violates our terms of use. http://ellicottcity.patch.com/terms
AML April 30, 2013 at 07:33 PM
somebody forgot to proof read this.....:It says 5th but the chart has Howard Co. in 6th. Must be the great schools in Howard Co.........Glad I went to school in PG Co.
O.P. Ditch April 30, 2013 at 08:27 PM
AML, the Fifth reference is a link to the article from last year in 2012.


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