Forbes: Seattle 8th Richest City

A reader sent in this link to a Forbes story about the “Richest” cities in the US. In Forbes’ list of the 10 “richest” Seattle comes in at #8. However, I’m a bit suspicious of their methods though, since they list the Median Income of Seattle as $46,650, when the latest figures I’ve seen for King County list the median income at $55,000. Additionally, #2 on their list is Anchorage, Alaska, so I’m taking this one with a big grain of salt. Of course, don’t forget that even if you take the “8th richest” to be true, the same magazine rates Seattle as the most over priced city in the country in spite of our “richness.”

(Forbes, 10.27.2005)

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.

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