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F.C. Tops Nation in Median Income, Ratio of College Grads

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today, based on five years of information gathered in the American Community Survey, shows that the 11,400 residents of the City of Falls Church have the highest median income and the highest ratio of college graduates of any independent jurisdiction in the U.S.

The data shows that seven out of 10 adults in F.C.have at least a bachelor’s degree, and 39 percent have advanced degrees, a higher ratio than even the “rocket scientists” in Los Alamos, New Mexico, home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In addition, the median household income in Falls Church tops $113,000. Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder, quoted by the Washington Post today, said of the median income number reflects a high number of two-income households. He stated, “It means there aren’t a lot of super-rich people. But there are a lot of people who are strong achievers.”