Special Report

The Richest County in Every State

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16. Kansas: Johnson County
> Median household income: $84,915 (state: $57,422)
> Poverty rate: 5.6% (state: 12.4%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.5% (state: 3.1%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 55.3% (state: 32.9%)
> Largest place in county: Overland Park

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17. Kentucky: Oldham County
> Median household income: $97,597 (state: $48,392)
> Poverty rate: 5.5% (state: 17.9%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.8% (state: 4.3%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 42.2% (state: 23.6%)
> Largest place in county: La Grange

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18. Louisiana: Ascension Parish
> Median household income: $76,589 (state: $47,942)
> Poverty rate: 11.6% (state: 19.4%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 4.1% (state: 4.5%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 26.8% (state: 23.7%)
> Largest place in county: Gonzales

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19. Maine: Cumberland County
> Median household income: $69,708 (state: $55,425)
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (state: 12.5%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.0% (state: 2.8%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 46.7% (state: 30.9%)
> Largest place in county: Portland

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20. Maryland: Howard County
> Median household income: $117,730 (state: $81,868)
> Poverty rate: 5.4% (state: 9.4%)
> Oct. 2019 unemployment: 2.5% (state: 3.6%)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 61.4% (state: 39.6%)
> Largest place in county: Columbia

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