February 13, 2013

We’re Number Two! We’re Number Two!

The good news: We beat LA and Chicago and New York and Washington DC and even SAN FRANCISCO. W00t!

The bad news: We lost to Connecticut. Connecticut? Haven’t they been in the news enough already?

The US Metropolitan Areas Packed With The Most Rich People

Rob Wile | Business Insider | Feb. 11, 2013, 8:24 PM

The U.S. Census has published its list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest concentrations of wealth in the country.

These are places where a large percentage of your neighbors earn incomes in the top 5th percentile.

Here are the top five.  For the full list, see the article at Business Insider.

Rank Metro % MSA households in US Top 5% Primary Industry
5 Trenton/Ewing NJ 11.6% Protection, extralegal goods, beating the shit out of rivals
4 San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont CA 13.0% Social Media, Investment (hypothetical shit)
3 Washington/Arlington/Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV 14.1% Lobbying (access to shit)
2 San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara CA 15.9% Inventing new shit
1 Bridgeport/Stanford/Norwalk CT 17.9% Insuring shit
Comments (3) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:07 am

3 Responses to “We’re Number Two! We’re Number Two!”

  1. Divasm Says:

    Which of those does San Mateo county fall into – SF? Because if that’s the case you just know that Oakland is bringing down our beloved Woodside’s percentage.

  2. madhaus Says:

    Yes, San Mateo County is part of SF-Oakland-Fremont. SJ Metro only gets Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. Drawing the line between Menlo Park and Palo Alto seems a little abrupt.

  3. steve Says:

    madhaus, true. what you really want is a 650 area code all-star team.

    you could start Atherton, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Woodside. Los Altos and Portola Valley could be on your traveling team, leaving Burlingame, Mountain View and one of the Sans (Carlos or Mateo) to round out your bench.

    all of the other communities should be cut or traded for a sprinkles cupcake.

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