WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2013 — There may be a lot to dislike about Washington, DC these days, but that is not stopping the city and its surrounding area from topping some impressive lists.
Forbes announced on Friday that the DC, Arlington, VA and Alexandria, VA region is the top area in adding paid jobs. By 2017, Forbes projects the area will have a net job gain of 220,067 with 58% of those jobs considered high-wage. The Baltimore and Towson area ranked fourth on the list with a projected net job gain of 69,287 jobs.
A day earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that the DC-metro area had the highest net gain of people between 2010 and 2012. The Brookings Institute, which highlighted the find, noted that between the 2010 and 2012 Census there was an average annual net gain of 12,583 people ages 25 to 34, making DC the most moved-to city.
Additionally, the DC metro area topped the list of America’s 25 most populous metro areas for median household income. DC ranked first with a median income of $88,233.
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