Highest-earning counties in Arizona

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Arizona

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. 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 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual 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 of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can 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: $33,967
--- 44.8% below state average, 47.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.2%
--- #2,949 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 27.4%
--- #3,025 highest among all counties nationwide

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#14. La Paz County

- Median household income: $34,956
--- 43.2% below state average, 46.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 9.0%
--- #3,063 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 25.1%
--- #3,005 highest among all counties nationwide

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#13. Santa Cruz County

- Median household income: $41,424
--- 32.7% below state average, 36.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
--- #2,306 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.8%
--- #2,701 highest among all counties nationwide

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#12. Navajo County

- Median household income: $43,140
--- 29.9% below state average, 33.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.0%
--- #2,504 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.9%
--- #2,560 highest among all counties nationwide

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#11. Gila County

- Median household income: $46,907
--- 23.8% below state average, 27.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,358 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.4%
--- #2,240 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Mohave County

- Median household income: $47,686
--- 22.5% below state average, 26.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.8%
--- #2,366 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #2,168 highest among all counties nationwide

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#9. Yuma County

- Median household income: $48,790
--- 20.7% below state average, 24.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.6%
--- #2,216 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.0%
--- #2,066 highest among all counties nationwide

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#8. Cochise County

- Median household income: $51,505
--- 16.3% below state average, 20.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
--- #1,656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.6%
--- #1,757 highest among all counties nationwide

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#7. Yavapai County

- Median household income: $53,329
--- 13.3% below state average, 17.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
--- #1,587 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #1,521 highest among all counties nationwide

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#6. Pima County

- Median household income: $55,023
--- 10.6% below state average, 15.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.6%
--- #1,039 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,339 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Graham County

- Median household income: $55,693
--- 9.5% below state average, 14.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.4%
--- #1,889 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.3%
--- #1,275 highest among all counties nationwide

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#4. Coconino County

- Median household income: $59,000
--- 4.1% below state average, 9.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.0%
--- #891 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.0%
--- #993 highest among all counties nationwide

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#3. Pinal County

- Median household income: $60,968
--- 0.9% below state average, 6.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.8%
--- #905 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #824 highest among all counties nationwide

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#2. Greenlee County

- Median household income: $66,368
--- 7.9% above state average, 2.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.9%
--- #1,147 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%
--- #511 highest among all counties nationwide

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#1. Maricopa County

- Median household income: $67,799
--- 10.2% above state average, 4.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #402 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #452 highest among all counties nationwide

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