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You live in some of the nation's wealthiest communities

Tuesday - 4/12/2011, 8:50am  ET

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UNDATED - Forbes is out with its list of the 10 wealthiest communities in the country, and the City of Falls Church is ground zero with a median household income of $113,313.

Right behind Falls Church is Loudoun County, followed by Fairfax County. Median income in Loudoun comes in at $112,021, while Fairfax County boasts a median income of $104,259.

Howard County, Md. makes the richest counties list at No. 5 and Fairfax City, Va. is No. 10.

Here are Top 10

  1. Falls Church, Va.
  2. Loudoun County, Va.
  3. Fairfax County, Va.
  4. Hunterdon County, N.J.
  5. Howard County, Md. (median household income: $101,003)
  6. Los Alamos County, N.M.
  7. Douglas County, Colo.
  8. Morris County, N.J.
  9. Somerset County, N.J.
  10. Fairfax City County, Va. (median household income: $96,232)

Part of the region's prosperity can be attributed to government jobs and defense contracting.

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