Three Southern Maryland Counties Make "Richest Counties" List
According to the business website "The Street" (URL below), Charles, St. Mary's, and Calvert Counties rank 15th, 14th, and 13th respectively on their list of the richest counties in the U.S.
They based this list on Census Bureau data from 2010, choosing the 15 counties in the U.S. with the highest median household incomes.
The three Southern Maryland counties are among five Maryland counties that ranked in the richest 15 (one-third of the total list).
According to the article, St. Mary's County saw the largest percentage increase in median household income from 2009 to 2010 of all counties on the "richest" list. Amazingly, though, while the author of this article noted that St. Mary's is a "beautiful county," she failed to mention the Navy base here, which of course is the main source of the county's wealth.Â