SmartAsset, a fintech company for personal finances, released a report measuring the wealth of U.S. counties, and Benton County came in near the top of the list, placing THIRD in the country on the per capita investment income index.
- Taking stock: The study measures wealth across three vectors: investment income, median home value, and per capita income to come up with an Overall Wealth Index. Including home values, Benton County ranked #27 overall, but it ranks #3 on the per capita investment income index.
- Other nuggets: Benton County ranked first in the state across all vectors with Washington County in third in the state. Benton County ranked #34 on absolute per capita income. Do you know the wealthiest county in the country? Reply to this email with your guess!
If you're interested in taking a deep dive, we compiled SmartAsset's data HERE.