The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in New Jersey using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five counties with the highest median household income in the country can all be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in New Jersey.

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#21. Cumberland County

– Median household income: $54,149
— 34.4% below state median, 13.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.8%
— #856 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.6%
— #1,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#20. Essex County

– Median household income: $61,510
— 25.5% below state median, 2.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 32.6%
— #309 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.8%
— #1,026 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#19. Atlantic County

– Median household income: $62,110
— 24.8% below state median, 1.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 30.5%
— #386 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#18. Salem County

– Median household income: $66,842
— 19.0% below state median, 6.4% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 32.5%
— #311 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
— #1,895 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#17. Cape May County

– Median household income: $67,074
— 18.7% below state median, 6.7% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 31.5%
— #351 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #2,498 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#16. Passaic County

– Median household income: $69,688
— 15.6% below state median, 10.9% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 34.9%
— #243 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
— #1,895 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#15. Camden County

– Median household income: $70,451
— 14.7% below state median, 12.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 34.8%
— #246 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
— #1,946 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#14. Ocean County

– Median household income: $70,909
— 14.1% below state median, 12.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 34.4%
— #261 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
— #2,788 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#13. Hudson County

– Median household income: $71,189
— 13.8% below state median, 13.3% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 36.6%
— #210 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.6%
— #1,566 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#12. Union County

– Median household income: $80,198
— 2.8% below state median, 27.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 40.2%
— #142 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.2%
— #2,751 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#11. Mercer County

– Median household income: $81,057
— 1.8% below state median, 29.0% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 41.2%
— #126 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #2,221 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#10. Warren County

– Median household income: $81,307
— 1.5% below state median, 29.4% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 39.1%
— #164 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
— #2,883 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#9. Gloucester County

– Median household income: $87,283
— 5.7% above state median, 38.9% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 43.1%
— #93 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%
— #2,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#8. Burlington County

– Median household income: $87,416
— 5.9% above state median, 39.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 43.0%
— #95 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.8%
— #3,052 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#7. Middlesex County

– Median household income: $89,533
— 8.5% above state median, 42.5% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 44.8%
— #74 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
— #2,835 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#6. Sussex County

– Median household income: $94,520
— 14.5% above state median, 50.4% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 46.9%
— #60 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%
— #3,098 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#5. Monmouth County

– Median household income: $99,733
— 20.8% above state median, 58.7% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 49.9%
— #39 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
— #2,871 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#4. Bergen County

– Median household income: $101,144
— 22.5% above state median, 60.9% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 50.5%
— #32 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.4%
— #2,893 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#3. Somerset County

– Median household income: $113,611
— 37.6% above state median, 80.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 55.6%
— #16 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.8%
— #3,052 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#2. Hunterdon County

– Median household income: $115,379
— 39.8% above state median, 83.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 57.6%
— #11 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 3.8%
— #3,124 highest rate among all counties nationwide

#1. Morris County

– Median household income: $115,527
— 40.0% above state median, 83.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 56.6%
— #13 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%
— #3,087 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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