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Report: City of Midland Named Country's Richest Metropolitan Area

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland is now the country's richest metropolitan area.

That's according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Midland metro area now has the highest per capita income knocking off Fairfield County, Connecticut, who had held that title for 26 years.

The per capita income for Midland is $83,049 while Fairfield County's income was a little more than $81,000.

Personal income growth rose by 12.1 percent in Midland over the past year with an increase of around $5,500 per person.

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