Large metropolitan areas are often centers of economic activity. Read on to learn more about California's highest-income counties. Stacker believes in making the world's data more accessible through storytelling. To that end, most Stacker stories are available for free to republish under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage you to share our stories with your audience.
There are some guidelines and restrictions that you can review below. To publish, simply take the HTML code or text on the left and paste it into your CMS. By doing so, you agree to the following guidelines. When a place has a higher per capita income than the state, it can be classified as high-income.
The term high-income can easily be used for California's wealthiest counties that have incomes above the state average. Santa Clara was established in 1850 and most of its population is located on the south coast of San Francisco Bay. The county was promoted for its natural beauty as a “Valley of Heart Delight.” San Mateo was established in 1856 after the division of San Francisco County. San Mateo covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula and has most of its suburban area and few urban areas.
Napa County was founded in 1850 in northern California. Napa County includes the Napa and CA MSA. The county seat of Napa County is the City of Napa. Nowadays, there are strange realities, such as wearing designer clothes on dogs.
People don't mind spending large amounts on services that aren't worth it. It's no news that you can find this type of spending in some of California's richest counties. To the casual observer, it's clear that the Bay Area is home to a staggering amount of wealth, and now there's new census data to back it up. The county with the highest median income in the western region is Los Alamos County, N., M.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory tends to attract highly paid physicists, chemists and researchers to the area, according to the Albuquerque Journal. Filipa Ioannou is a producer at SFGATE, where she writes on an eclectic mix of topics ranging from politics to internet famous animals and welfare trends. She is especially interested in the intersection of politics and culture, and in the fresh and irreverent angles on state and national politics that resonate at the local level and get people talking. She always has her eye on the politicians and celebrities with ties in the Bay Area who are driving the conversation on the national stage, from Kamala Harris to Guy Fieri.
She brings just as much curiosity to the policy details that will impact Bay Area zoning rules as she does with Arnold Schwarzenegger's flamboyant cowboy boots or Jerry Brown's corgi. And while not all of us live this luxurious lifestyle, a new report suggests you could find this type of spending in Santa Clara County, which has just been named the richest county in California and the fifth richest in the United States. Of California's ten counties with the highest per capita income, all but Orange were in Northern California and all but three are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.