According to a data survey by financial website 24/7 Wall St., the oil and gas boom in North Dakota is what has helped propel Williams County into the top spot for the most wealth per county in the state.
The median household income in the county is nearly $90,000, almost $30,000 higher than the state average and $32,000 higher than the national average.
Unemployment is lower there than the state or national averages. You can read more on the data survey, as well as see where the wealth lies in other states, here, at 24/7.Let's look at some of the other counties:
- New Mexico: Los Alamos -- the lab -- $110,000
- North Dakota: Williams County -- oil --$90,000
- California: Santa Clara -- $107,000
- Massachusetts: Norfolk County -- $96,000
- New York; Nassau County -- $106,000
- Texas: Fort Bend County -- $94,000
- Washington: King County -- Seattle -- $84,000