According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total personal income in the United States for 2012 was roughly .4 billion. Every dollar was earned by someone who lived somewhere, and we have several sources highlighting where you can find the most people with the most money, thus America's Richest Suburbs.
Below, you'll find a variety of lists, each counting those dollars in a different way with different criteria. Regardless of the methods, the neighborhoods, cities, and counties are listed below.
According to The Higley 1000, the top 5 richest neighborhoods in America are:
The "Golden Triangle" in Greenwich, Conn., which includes homes for many of top hedge funders. The mean household income in the triangle is in excess of 0,000. Higley reported the average asking price of a home in the "Triangle" was .7 million.
Ranking second was the Bradley Manor-Longwood enclave of Bethesda, Md., with a mean household income of 9,440, followed by Potomac Manors in Potomac, Md., with 9,331. Another Potomac hood, Carderock-The Palisades, came in fifth, with 5,669.
Other neighborhoods near D.C. also ranked high, including the Swinks Mill-Dominion neighborhood in McLean, Va.,(ranking 7th) and the Glendale area of McLean (ranked 19th).
According to the 2012 American Community Survey, these are the top 5 wealthiest counties in the United States: