Special Report

The Richest County in Every State

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41. South Dakota: Lincoln County
> Median household income: $81,422 (state: $56,499)
> Poverty rate: 3.7% (state: 13.6%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.2% (state: 3.0%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 39.4% (state: 28.5%)
> Largest place in county: Sioux Falls

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42. Tennessee: Williamson County
> Median household income: $109,026 (state: $50,972)
> Poverty rate: 4.3% (state: 16.1%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.3% (state: 3.4%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 59.0% (state: 26.6%)
> Largest place in county: Franklin

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43. Texas: Fort Bend County
> Median household income: $95,561 (state: $59,570)
> Poverty rate: 7.8% (state: 15.5%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 3.3% (state: 3.4%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 46.1% (state: 29.3%)
> Largest place in county: Sugar Land

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44. Utah: Summit County
> Median household income: $100,453 (state: $68,374)
> Poverty rate: 6.5% (state: 10.3%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.0% (state: 2.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 55.3% (state: 33.3%)
> Largest place in county: Park City

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45. Vermont: Chittenden County
> Median household income: $69,896 (state: $60,076)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (state: 11.2%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 1.3% (state: 2.2%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.7% (state: 37.3%)
> Largest place in county: Burlington

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