Highest-earning counties in Connecticut

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Connecticut

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 Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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#8. Windham County

- Median household income: $67,365
--- 15.6% below state average, 3.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.1%
--- #480 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.9%
--- #476 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. New Haven County

- Median household income: $71,370
--- 10.6% below state average, 9.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 35.2%
--- #276 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #343 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. New London County

- Median household income: $75,831
--- 5.0% below state average, 16.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 37.1%
--- #232 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #250 highest among all counties nationwide
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#5. Hartford County

- Median household income: $76,259
--- 4.5% below state average, 17.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 37.9%
--- #219 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #239 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Litchfield County

- Median household income: $81,590
--- 2.2% above state average, 25.5% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 40.5%
--- #162 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%
--- #178 highest among all counties nationwide

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#3. Middlesex County

- Median household income: $84,907
--- 6.3% above state average, 30.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 42.3%
--- #130 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #132 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Tolland County

- Median household income: $87,809
--- 10.0% above state average, 35.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 43.8%
--- #108 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #107 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Fairfield County

- Median household income: $97,539
--- 22.1% above state average, 50.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 49.0%
--- #56 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
--- #57 highest among all counties nationwide

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