There are approximately 3,000 counties in the United States. The "approximate" comes from whether you include Louisiana parishes and Alaska boroughs in that total. Delaware has the fewest counties (3) and Texas the most (254).
How much money can you expect to make (or at least what is the per capita personal income) if you live in a particular county? The Governing web site has compiled data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, with a map that shows 1990, 2000, 2009 and 2010 income figures for each county — and that’s a lot of county shapes and numbers.
The top five U.S. counties with the highest per capita personal income:
- New York (New York): $111,386
- Teton (Wyoming: $94,672
- Marin (California): 82,936
- Sully (South Dakota): 80,165 (an increase from $26,832 in 1990)
- Alexandria (Virginia): $79,967
Check out the totals for the 92 counties in Indiana and beyond on the interactive map.