Highest-earning counties in Arizona

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December 27, 2021
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Highest-earning counties in Arizona

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Arizona using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five counties with the highest median household income in the country can all be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Arizona.

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#15. Apache County

- Median household income: $32,508
--- 44.9% below state median, 48.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 10.8%
--- #2,932 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 28.6%
--- #30 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. La Paz County

- Median household income: $34,643
--- 41.2% below state median, 44.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 8.3%
--- #3,081 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 20.9%
--- #219 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Navajo County

- Median household income: $40,067
--- 32.0% below state median, 36.2% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
--- #2,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 20.1%
--- #262 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Santa Cruz County

- Median household income: $41,259
--- 30.0% below state median, 34.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,152 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.2%
--- #629 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Gila County

- Median household income: $43,524
--- 26.2% below state median, 30.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.8%
--- #2,352 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.3%
--- #738 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Yuma County

- Median household income: $45,243
--- 23.2% below state median, 28.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.9%
--- #2,333 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.4%
--- #1,098 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Mohave County

- Median household income: $45,587
--- 22.7% below state median, 27.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.4%
--- #2,418 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.0%
--- #1,462 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Cochise County

- Median household income: $49,260
--- 16.4% below state median, 21.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.7%
--- #1,610 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.7%
--- #1,264 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Graham County

- Median household income: $51,353
--- 12.9% below state median, 18.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.6%
--- #2,019 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.1%
--- #646 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Yavapai County

- Median household income: $52,451
--- 11.0% below state median, 16.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 19.0%
--- #1,553 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #1,895 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Pima County

- Median household income: $53,379
--- 9.4% below state median, 15.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.3%
--- #1,057 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.0%
--- #1,462 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Pinal County

- Median household income: $58,174
--- 1.3% below state median, 7.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 21.8%
--- #1,133 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #1,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Coconino County

- Median household income: $59,460
--- 0.9% above state median, 5.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 24.7%
--- #778 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
--- #1,077 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Greenlee County

- Median household income: $63,473
--- 7.7% above state median, 1.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
--- #1,023 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #2,654 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Maricopa County

- Median household income: $64,468
--- 9.4% above state median, 2.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.1%
--- #412 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #2,374 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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