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Washtenaw Among Richest Counties

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WASHINGTON - Three counties in Michigan -- Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw - are listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as being among the 50 wealthiest in the nation among counties of 50, 000 population or more. Census Bureau figures, based on 1969 information, list Oakland as the richest county in the state and sixth nationally. Macomb County was listed in 17th place while Washtenaw County ranked 31st. The median family income for Oakland County in 1969 was $13,826 compared to the national median of $9,59Q. Median family income in Macomb County was $13,110 while in Washtenaw County it was $12,294. Topping the list as the wealthiest counties in the nation were two suburban areas of Washington D.C. Montgomery County in Maryland topped the list with a median family income of $16,710 while Virginia's Fairfax County was second at $15,707. Oakland County is the home of some of the richest suburbs in the nation, including Bloomfield Hills which had a 1969 median family income of $46,715 and Franklin with a $29,658 median income.