Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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Rich People: Where Do They Live?

"A drill-down to the zip code level shows that the zip code with the largest number of very rich households is 10023 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with 7,621 such households. That zip code, plus one other on the Upper West Side, one on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and the Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland, each have about 0.2 percent of all the nation’s very high-income households. Rounding out the 20 zip codes with the most very high-income households are several in Manhattan (on the Upper East and Upper West Sides, Midtown East, and Greenwich Village), the New York suburb of Scarsdale, Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Cupertino in Silicon Valley, the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, part of Houston’s west side, the Chicago suburb of Barrington, Princeton, a suburban area north of San Diego, and the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland."
Here's where the rich people live. This will come in handy when the fires start.

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laurel (#4,035)

Los Alamos County is the fifth wealthiest county in the nation as measured by household income, U.S. Census Bureau data show.

Also handy to know when the fires start, but go in knowing you will be significantly outgunned.

NFK (#8,747)

@laurel Careful, that's where they keep the neutron bombs needed to squash the uprising.

All systems go to kill the poor tonight.

laurel (#4,035)

@NFK: Jello didn't know about the bioweapons.

NFK (#8,747)

@laurel But they do have a comprehensive knowledge of chemical warfare.

Matt (#26)

Poor Fairfax County, VA, where is your Ayn Rand now?

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@Matt Funny, before moving here I had these very vague stereotypes about the DC area, where people like my college roommate's upper middle class, educated, liberal, Jewish, federally-employed parents lived in Maryland, and Northern Virginia was full of asshole defense contractors, annoying "pre law" students, and rich gays. Lo and behold, I was 100% accurate!

Matt (#26)

I would usually say something snide but that's pretty dead on.

freetzy (#7,018)

@Matt Throw in some topsiders, velvet headbands and the Washington Redskins' fight song on the Virginia side and you have nailed my childhood.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@Matt While we're on the subject of DC… Hey, The Awl: NYC is not the center of the world, you know? I mean, I can get on the metro and, assuming all the escalators are working and we don't crash, in between 45 minutes and three hours I can be eating a shitty overpriced sandwich BY THE FUCKING PENTAGON, where every day they literally *determine the lives and deaths* of thousands of people, not to mention how to spend $680 billion of your money. And you've got what again? All the fashion magazines? Puh-leeze.

Plus Fugazi is from here.

deepomega (#1,720)

Potomac AND Bethesda? Montgomery County rolls deep on the rich people tip.

superdave (#8,972)

@deepomega I live in Bethesda, and, it's pretty ridiculous. Exclusive country clubs and prestigous private schools abound. Even though the public schools are among the best in the country, folks still send their kids to private school.

Yes, but which ones on the UWS and UES? Heaven forfend the fires start in 10021 when it really should be 10028…

Mary Mouse (#670)

@Setec Astrology Seriously. I NEED TO KNOW.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Eh, I dunno. It's not like the rich keep silos of grain or caches of weapons or anything else that'll be useful when the zombies come.

flatfootafleet (#5,753)

@Ham_Snadwich as far as you know

MythReindeer (#5,553)

If you have to ask…

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