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Median Household Income of Towns

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Median Household Income of Towns

Key Facts Median Household Income Towns

Northern Virginia is known for having communities with some of the highest median incomes in the United States, including the county with the highest in the nation.  High median household incomes coincide with the large, thriving business community of the Northern Virginia region. While the median household income is high, it must be recognized that there are segments of the community in need of assistance that live in this prosperous region of the country and that high housing costs offset the high income when it comes to standards of living and well-being.

Median Household Income - Current

The median household income of the counties, cities, and incorporated towns in Northern Virginia is shown in this graph. Loudoun County is the number one ranked county (county equivalent) for median household income in the nation. The towns of Vienna and Clifton have estimated median household incomes even greater than Loudoun County.  All Northern Virginia counties, cities and town, have a median household income higher than Virginia, except for the City of Manassas Park which is statistically similar and the Towns of Dumfries and Quantico which are lower.  All Northern Virginia counties, cities and town have a median household income estimate that is higher than the United States, except for Dumfries which is statistically similar and Quantico which is lower. 

Median Household Income - Historic Compared to Current

Note, the American Community Survey is a survey with a small sample size.  Due to the small population of many towns, the median household income of towns for should be used with caution and the margin of error of the median household income should be taken into consideration. If there is a large increase or decrease in the estimate from one time period to the next, and the margin of error is large and overlaps other periods, then the large change between time periods is likely due to statistical sampling error and the data should be used with caution.  The margin of error is shown in the popup that is displayed when hovering over a bar in the bar charts.  In addition to the margin of error, the accuracy of the American Community Survey data for an area can be gaged by evaluating the trend.  If the data does not have a clear trend, and the margin of error is large and overlaps other periods, then the large change between time periods is likely due to statistical sampling error and the data should be used with caution.  

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