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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2130 on: December 11, 2015, 12:44:29 pm »
Just to show how out of touch we are with the rest of the country



we're really rich

The top twenty localities on the list, by median income, are:
1.Falls Church, VA ($125,635)
2.Loudoun County, VA ($122,641)
3.Fairfax County, VA ($110,507)
4.Los Alamos County, NM ($108,477)
5.Douglas County, CO ($107,250)
6.Arlington County, VA ($107,143)
7.Howard County, MD ($106,871)
8.Hunterdon County, NJ ($103,876)
9.San Mateo County, CA ($100,806)
10.Morris County, NJ ($100,511)
11.Somerset County, NJ ($100,194)
12.Nassau County, NY ($98,312)
13.Williamson County, TN ($97,936)
14.Delaware County, OH ($97,802)
15.Montgomery County, MD ($97,279)
16.Santa Clara County, CA ($97,219)
17.Marin County, CA ($94,549)
18.Putnam County, NY ($94,334)
19.Fairfax city, VA ($94,067)
20.Stafford County, VA ($92,647)

Almost half!
I guess we should all say thank you to the rest of the US tax base for this lovely economy


now hutch will surely jump in with his cost of ground beef argument and yes, cost of living around here is just as high
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2131 on: December 11, 2015, 12:47:06 pm »
Just to show how out of touch we are with the rest of the country



we're really rich

The top twenty localities on the list, by median income, are:
1.Falls Church, VA ($125,635)
2.Loudoun County, VA ($122,641)
3.Fairfax County, VA ($110,507)
4.Los Alamos County, NM ($108,477)
5.Douglas County, CO ($107,250)
6.Arlington County, VA ($107,143)
7.Howard County, MD ($106,871)
8.Hunterdon County, NJ ($103,876)
9.San Mateo County, CA ($100,806)
10.Morris County, NJ ($100,511)
11.Somerset County, NJ ($100,194)
12.Nassau County, NY ($98,312)
13.Williamson County, TN ($97,936)
14.Delaware County, OH ($97,802)
15.Montgomery County, MD ($97,279)
16.Santa Clara County, CA ($97,219)
17.Marin County, CA ($94,549)
18.Putnam County, NY ($94,334)
19.Fairfax city, VA ($94,067)
20.Stafford County, VA ($92,647)

Almost half!
I guess we should all say thank you to the rest of the US tax base for this lovely economy


now hutch will surely jump in with his cost of ground beef argument and yes, cost of living around here is just as high


I wonder what the Trump numbers are for those counties?

Is this median household income of median income per person? The article should say that but doesn't.
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Re: random . . . randomness
« Reply #2132 on: December 11, 2015, 12:51:02 pm »
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« Reply #2133 on: December 11, 2015, 01:02:56 pm »
I wonder what the Trump numbers are for those counties?

Is this median household income of median income per person? The article should say that but doesn't.
I think it's per person not household...but don't really know
saw someone in Arlington wearing a trump sweatshirt and thought it was ironic...but don't think it was

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« Reply #2134 on: December 11, 2015, 01:11:59 pm »
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« Reply #2135 on: December 11, 2015, 02:37:17 pm »
saw this in dc last night



I saw that jose andrés pulled out to have a restaurant there.  I understand, and I understand that we don't need another jose andrés restaurant.

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« Reply #2136 on: December 11, 2015, 02:45:00 pm »
saw this in dc last night



I saw that jose andrés pulled out to have a restaurant there.  I understand, and I understand that we don't need another jose andrés restaurant.

and that happened about six months ago.

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« Reply #2137 on: December 11, 2015, 02:47:05 pm »
yeah,  I don't get out to the city much.  walked almost twenty blocks just because it was a nice day and I like looking at buildings and stuff.  saw a good show at the Kennedy.

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« Reply #2138 on: December 13, 2015, 11:08:34 pm »
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« Reply #2139 on: December 13, 2015, 11:34:15 pm »
yeah,  I don't get out to the city much.  walked almost twenty blocks just because it was a nice day and I like looking at buildings and stuff.  saw a good show at the Kennedy.


great day to walk around DC!

best winter ever so far! so mild!

what was this "good show"?

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« Reply #2140 on: December 13, 2015, 11:36:22 pm »
Just to show how out of touch we are with the rest of the country



we're really rich

The top twenty localities on the list, by median income, are:
1.Falls Church, VA ($125,635)
2.Loudoun County, VA ($122,641)
3.Fairfax County, VA ($110,507)
4.Los Alamos County, NM ($108,477)
5.Douglas County, CO ($107,250)
6.Arlington County, VA ($107,143)
7.Howard County, MD ($106,871)
8.Hunterdon County, NJ ($103,876)
9.San Mateo County, CA ($100,806)
10.Morris County, NJ ($100,511)
11.Somerset County, NJ ($100,194)
12.Nassau County, NY ($98,312)
13.Williamson County, TN ($97,936)
14.Delaware County, OH ($97,802)
15.Montgomery County, MD ($97,279)
16.Santa Clara County, CA ($97,219)
17.Marin County, CA ($94,549)
18.Putnam County, NY ($94,334)
19.Fairfax city, VA ($94,067)
20.Stafford County, VA ($92,647)

Almost half!
I guess we should all say thank you to the rest of the US tax base for this lovely economy


now hutch will surely jump in with his cost of ground beef argument and yes, cost of living around here is just as high


yes yes I was excitedly going to jump in but was bummed to see you had me preemptively covered..

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« Reply #2141 on: December 13, 2015, 11:46:00 pm »
and sidehatch the ground beef argument.. man you must have missed my point... ground beef may actually be fairly standard... does the price of ground beef vary that much by area? if so this is a major arbitrage opportunity!

what varies a lot is housing...things for your kids (services)...restaurants...child care....a house in FC and north Arlington is pushing 1 million..$125 K (and it is a per household figure I believe)  may seem like a lot but with houses costing as much as they do its really not.. you're way better off making 80K and living in Texas, Florida, NC (like Chaz told us..) or any number of places...like where walkie lives with the squirrels.. I would move out but we are dependent on the Arlington schools for a number of services..

the ground beef argument was more about food inflation seemingly being lost in inflation numbers that keep telling us there is barely any inflation and yet people do have to eat (all over the nation) and how food inflation is really pushing a lot of people down the economic ladder..

but I must confess I got the sense from our conversation that you don't do the grocery shopping in your family
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« Reply #2142 on: December 14, 2015, 12:07:42 am »
yeah,  I don't get out to the city much.  walked almost twenty blocks just because it was a nice day and I like looking at buildings and stuff.  saw a good show at the Kennedy.


great day to walk around DC!

best winter ever so far! so mild!

what was this "good show"?

National Symphony, with the Von Trapps.

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« Reply #2143 on: December 14, 2015, 09:10:07 am »
and sidehatch the ground beef argument.. man you must have missed my point... ground beef may actually be fairly standard... does the price of ground beef vary that much by area? if so this is a major arbitrage opportunity!

what varies a lot is housing...things for your kids (services)...restaurants...child care....a house in FC and north Arlington is pushing 1 million..$125 K (and it is a per household figure I believe)  may seem like a lot but with houses costing as much as they do its really not.. you're way better off making 80K and living in Texas, Florida, NC (like Chaz told us..) or any number of places...like where walkie lives with the squirrels.. I would move out but we are dependent on the Arlington schools for a number of services..

the ground beef argument was more about food inflation seemingly being lost in inflation numbers that keep telling us there is barely any inflation and yet people do have to eat (all over the nation) and how food inflation is really pushing a lot of people down the economic ladder..

but I must confess I got the sense from our conversation that you don't do the grocery shopping in your family

Totally agree with what you're saying.

I also wonder if part of the reason for the high median family income in this area (I checked and yes the wages listed is for family income, not individual income, though obviously some "families" are just one person) could be that there might be a higher percentage of two-earner families in this area relative to other parts of the country?  I'm talking about families where both mom and dad work rather than one parent staying home and not working. And in turn this has pushed the cost of living higher than other parts of the country.

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« Reply #2144 on: December 14, 2015, 10:19:59 am »
I also wonder if part of the reason for the high median family income in this area (I checked and yes the wages listed is for family income, not individual income, though obviously some "families" are just one person) could be that there might be a higher percentage of two-earner families in this area relative to other parts of the country?  I'm talking about families where both mom and dad work rather than one parent staying home and not working. And in turn this has pushed the cost of living higher than other parts of the country.
This is definitely part of it. I saw some stat a few years back that said the average heterosexual couple/family in America makes like 45,000 and the average homosexual was low 6 figures. I might be slightly off on the numbers, but the disparity was shocking. There is certainly a huge difference economically in the parts of the country where most families are single-earners vs the parts where there's two.
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