San Jose, California Is the Richest City in America

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Census Bureau data has identified San Jose, Calif. as the richest city in America. Last year, the median household income in the U.S. was $51,017, a figure the Los Angeles Times notes was 8.3 percent lower than it was in 2007 when adjusted for inflation. San Jose had the highest median household income with $90,737, edging out D.C., where $88,233 is the median. 

Still, San Jose had a higher unemployment rate (8.6 percent) and poverty rate (10.8 percent)  than D.C. The rest of the top five wealthiest cities included Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.; San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif. and Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass. At the other end of the spectrum, Brownsville, Texas is the poorest city in America, as the average media income was just $30,953.

[via Los Angeles Times]

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