By Beth Lawton
Real estate and the cost of living in Northern Virginia are among the highest in the country—but so are salaries.
The median income in Loudoun County ($127,192) ranked second highest in the nation in 2012, behind only Arlington County ($137,216), according to a new list released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Fairfax County landed in the fourth position ($124,831).
Rounding out the top four positions, Howard County, MD, came in third place at $125,192.
For more information, see the Census Bureau's median family income list by county here.
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