[FoRK] Census data, Re: today
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Sat Jun 1 18:37:11 PDT 2013
These are all 2011 numbers (or 2007-2011 whatever that means), for which Yorba Linda showed a median household income of: $115,291.
Palo Alto median income: $122,532
Loudoun County VA median household income: $120,096 (For the whole county!)
Let me know if you're interested in buying a house in Ashburn (Loudoun), Virginia in case my tenants don't.
On 6/1/13 6:20 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> On 6/1/13 4:55 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> On 6/1/2013 4:51 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>> I would base it on income disparity. The more, the better, because then
>>> the more gardeners and servants you can hire.
>> BTW, my friend highly recommends this book.
>> As to the rest,
>> Yorba Linda is richest U.S. city
>> Census data shows median household income of $121,075 higher than any other city in 2006.
> Whoops! Where'd that comma go?
> My house in Ashburn (Loudoun County), Virginia, is in what has usually been the fastest growing county in the US since I moved
> there in 1995. Seems to have slowed, only 7.9% growth recently.
> Highest median income is about distribution: Presence of high incomes plus absence of low incomes. What you want to measure is
> some quality of life / opportunity / investment measure where you can be very upwardly mobile while living inexpensively while
> having a great environment. A cool (figuratively) place to live like Sedona or a Caribbean island might be a cool location, but
> it's likely to drain any resources you have. NYC, DC, and the Bay Area are expensive, but they are expensive because the
> opportunity provides nice upward mobility to the well-positioned so they can afford to compete for housing.
> In the Midwest, you can live cheaply but you're going to have a hard time finding a job paying $200-300K or a startup that is
> likely to make it big. It is a slow grind, usually to no where.
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