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Ten Cities With Highest Income Levels in the U.S.
The nation’s capital takes the top spot as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, according to new government data. Did your hometown make the list? 

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C., area pushed out Silicon Valley this year as the richest metropolitan area in the country. Check out the nation’s 10 wealthiest cities and suburbs, according to recent figures from the Census Bureau.

Washington, D.C.

Lexington Park, Md. Micro Area: $88,444

Folks in this D.C. suburb are among the richest in the country making nearly $90,000 annually.

U.S. Treasury Building

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.  Metro Area: $84,523

More proof that government work is where to be in a down economy. Residents of this D.C. suburb have a median income of nearly $85,000.

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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.  Metro Area: $83,994

Residents on the south side of San Francisco Bay work for many of the big firms that populate Silicon Valley and bring home a big paycheck.

NYSE Building with U.S. Flag Hanging, Reuters

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn Metro Area: $74,831

Home to many of Wall Street’s elite, the residents in this area in the Northeast brings home a pretty penny.

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Reuters

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif. Metro Area: $73,027

Those who live on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge are still bringing home good money during the current economic volatility.

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Smog in Los Angeles

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.  Metro Area: $71,864

This Los Angeles suburb is home to many of Hollywood’s elite and those working in the entertainment industry.

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3. Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska Metro Area: $71,490

You may be surprised to learn that an area outside the lower 48 is has one of the highest median incomes in the country.

Traders at the New York Mercantile Exchange

Trenton-Ewing, N.J. Metro Area: $70,956

This North Jersey town is another hot spot for those commuting to NYC and residents bring home a hefty paycheck.

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Honolulu, Hawaii Metro Area: $68,537

The residents in the capital of the Aloha State have a median income just below $70,000.

Boston Bruins Goalie, Reuters

Manchester-Nashua, N.H.  Metro Area: $68,312

This area is a suburb of Boston just over the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border and has a strong household income.

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Ten Cities With Highest Income Levels in the U.S.

The nation’s capital takes the top spot as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, according to new government data. Did your hometown make the list? 

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