Business Journal: Placer & El Dorado Among Richest Counties
El Dorado and Placer counties already boast some of the largest homes and incomes in the four-county region. Now they’re getting some national recognition.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
El Dorado and Placer cracked a list of the nation’s top 50 wealthiest counties, helped by a larger-than-average number of residents who earn at least $200,000 per year. Placer County finished at No. 43, with per-capita income of $35,000 per year, about $10,000 more than the national average. Seven percent of the county’s residents earn more than $200,000 per year, about 1 percentage more than neighboring El Dorado County, which finished at No. 44 on the national survey. El Dorado’s per-capita income is $32,000 per year. Hunterdon County, N.J., a suburb of New York City, topped the national list. Marin was the only California county that made the top 10.