D.C. Is Country’s Wealthiest Area

According to new data from the Census Bureau, Washington D.C. is now the nation’s wealthiest metro area, Bloomberg reports. The D.C. area replaces Silicon Valley at the top of the list.

Average household income for residents of the D.C. metro area was $84,523 in 2010, while the median income for the nation as a whole was just $50,046.

“There’s a gap that’s isolating Washington from the reality of the rest of the country,” said Kevin Zeese, director of Prosperity Agenda, an advocacy group trying to narrow the income gap between rich and poor. “They just get more and more out of touch.”

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