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How Does Oakland County Stack Up Among Nation’s Wealthiest Counties? [Infographic]

Here you can see how Oakland County rivals other U.S. counties in three common measures of households’ relative wealth: median household income, income per capita and personal income per capita.

In these infographics, Oakland County is highlighted to demonstrate its national ranking. If you use your mouse to hover over each bar, you can see the dollar figures associated with other counties.

There are 3100 counties in the nation. Among these, in 2013 Oakland County ranked:

  • #200 for Median Household Income (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013)
  • #93 for Per Capita Income (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013)
  • #153 for Per Capita Personal Income (Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2013)

Check out this graph for counties with a million in population or more. If you switch between the graphs, watch the change in Oakland County’s ranking. You’ll see that each wealth measurement tells a different story. 

Filed Under: #DBTNoaklandcounty

This post is a part of Detroit by the Numbers.

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

  

 

 

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