The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. 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 Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual 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 of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can 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 Florida.

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#50. Highlands County

– Median household income: $43,708
— 24.3% below state average, 32.8% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 13.8%
— #2,670 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.4%
— #2,521 highest among all counties nationwide

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#49. Columbia County

– Median household income: $44,818
— 22.3% below state average, 31.0% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
— #1,948 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
— #2,430 highest among all counties nationwide

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#48. Citrus County

– Median household income: $45,689
— 20.8% below state average, 29.7% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 15.7%
— #2,395 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
— #2,354 highest among all counties nationwide

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#47. Okeechobee County

– Median household income: $46,097
— 20.1% below state average, 29.1% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
— #2,042 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.9%
— #2,318 highest among all counties nationwide

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#46. Suwannee County

– Median household income: $46,280
— 19.8% below state average, 28.8% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
— #2,643 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.6%
— #2,302 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Marion County

– Median household income: $46,587
— 19.3% below state average, 28.3% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 16.0%
— #2,330 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
— #2,269 highest among all counties nationwide

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#44. Gilchrist County

– Median household income: $47,381
— 17.9% below state average, 27.1% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
— #2,306 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
— #2,199 highest among all counties nationwide

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#43. Franklin County

– Median household income: $48,814
— 15.4% below state average, 24.9% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 19.0%
— #1,784 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 15.0%
— #2,065 highest among all counties nationwide

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#42. Jefferson County

– Median household income: $49,081
— 14.9% below state average, 24.5% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 21.3%
— #1,391 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
— #2,033 highest among all counties nationwide

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#41. Alachua County

– Median household income: $50,089
— 13.2% below state average, 22.9% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
— #1,196 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.6%
— #1,922 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Hernando County

– Median household income: $50,280
— 12.9% below state average, 22.6% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 17.9%
— #1,979 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
— #1,897 highest among all counties nationwide

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#39. Gulf County

– Median household income: $50,640
— 12.2% below state average, 22.1% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 21.5%
— #1,352 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
— #1,864 highest among all counties nationwide

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#38. Polk County

– Median household income: $51,535
— 10.7% below state average, 20.7% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
— #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
— #1,751 highest among all counties nationwide

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#37. Lafayette County

– Median household income: $51,734
— 10.3% below state average, 20.4% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 16.4%
— #2,247 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 19.4%
— #1,717 highest among all counties nationwide

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#36. Volusia County

– Median household income: $52,407
— 9.2% below state average, 19.4% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 20.6%
— #1,506 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
— #1,606 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Charlotte County

– Median household income: $52,724
— 8.6% below state average, 18.9% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 19.8%
— #1,637 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
— #1,582 highest among all counties nationwide

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#34. Escambia County

– Median household income: $53,023
— 8.1% below state average, 18.4% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
— #1,410 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,547 highest among all counties nationwide

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#33. Pasco County

– Median household income: $53,431
— 7.4% below state average, 17.8% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 22.7%
— #1,164 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
— #1,510 highest among all counties nationwide

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#32. Miami-Dade County

– Median household income: $53,975
— 6.5% below state average, 17.0% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 24.8%
— #905 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
— #1,445 highest among all counties nationwide

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#31. Leon County

– Median household income: $54,675
— 5.2% below state average, 15.9% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 24.5%
— #932 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
— #1,375 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Union County

– Median household income: $55,139
— 4.4% below state average, 15.2% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 17.4%
— #2,072 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
— #1,325 highest among all counties nationwide

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#29. St. Lucie County

– Median household income: $55,237
— 4.3% below state average, 15.0% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 21.7%
— #1,324 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.1%
— #1,322 highest among all counties nationwide

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#28. Osceola County

– Median household income: $55,538
— 3.8% below state average, 14.5% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
— #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
— #1,287 highest among all counties nationwide

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#27. Lake County

– Median household income: $55,792
— 3.3% below state average, 14.2% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
— #1,196 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
— #1,264 highest among all counties nationwide

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#26. Pinellas County

– Median household income: $56,419
— 2.2% below state average, 13.2% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 25.5%
— #835 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
— #1,213 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Bay County

– Median household income: $56,483
— 2.1% below state average, 13.1% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
— #1,376 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,207 highest among all counties nationwide

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#24. Duval County

– Median household income: $56,769
— 1.6% below state average, 12.7% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 24.2%
— #968 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.9%
— #1,185 highest among all counties nationwide

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#23. Flagler County

– Median household income: $57,536
— 0.3% below state average, 11.5% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 24.5%
— #941 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
— #1,097 highest among all counties nationwide

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#22. Indian River County

– Median household income: $57,945
— 0.4% above state average, 10.8% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 25.7%
— #802 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #1,063 highest among all counties nationwide

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#21. Brevard County

– Median household income: $59,359
— 2.9% above state average, 8.7% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 26.6%
— #724 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
— #956 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Lee County

– Median household income: $59,608
— 3.3% above state average, 8.3% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 25.5%
— #825 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
— #926 highest among all counties nationwide

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#19. Sumter County

– Median household income: $59,618
— 3.3% above state average, 8.3% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 23.0%
— #1,126 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.9%
— #924 highest among all counties nationwide

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#18. Manatee County

– Median household income: $59,963
— 3.9% above state average, 7.7% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 26.9%
— #704 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #897 highest among all counties nationwide

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#17. Hillsborough County

– Median household income: $60,566
— 5.0% above state average, 6.8% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 27.8%
— #642 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
— #846 highest among all counties nationwide

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#16. Broward County

– Median household income: $60,922
— 5.6% above state average, 6.3% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 28.5%
— #580 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
— #827 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Orange County

– Median household income: $61,416
— 6.4% above state average, 5.5% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 27.8%
— #642 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.5%
— #795 highest among all counties nationwide

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#14. Baker County

– Median household income: $62,299
— 8.0% above state average, 4.1% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 24.9%
— #892 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
— #731 highest among all counties nationwide

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#13. Okaloosa County

– Median household income: $64,373
— 11.6% above state average, 1.0% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 29.1%
— #542 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
— #619 highest among all counties nationwide

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#12. Sarasota County

– Median household income: $64,644
— 12.0% above state average, 0.5% below national average
– Households earning over $100k: 30.1%
— #486 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
— #602 highest among all counties nationwide

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#11. Palm Beach County

– Median household income: $65,015
— 12.7% above state average, 0.0% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 31.6%
— #411 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
— #577 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Martin County

– Median household income: $65,821
— 14.1% above state average, 1.3% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 32.1%
— #384 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%
— #531 highest among all counties nationwide

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#9. Walton County

– Median household income: $67,390
— 16.8% above state average, 3.7% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 29.4%
— #517 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #473 highest among all counties nationwide

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#8. Wakulla County

– Median household income: $67,480
— 16.9% above state average, 3.8% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 28.3%
— #593 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.9%
— #465 highest among all counties nationwide

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#7. Clay County

– Median household income: $68,657
— 19.0% above state average, 5.6% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 29.7%
— #503 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%
— #421 highest among all counties nationwide

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#6. Collier County

– Median household income: $70,217
— 21.7% above state average, 8.0% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 34.4%
— #301 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
— #374 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Seminole County

– Median household income: $70,297
— 21.8% above state average, 8.2% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 32.5%
— #370 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.3%
— #371 highest among all counties nationwide

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#4. Santa Rosa County

– Median household income: $70,663
— 22.5% above state average, 8.7% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 31.4%
— #416 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
— #359 highest among all counties nationwide

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#3. Monroe County

– Median household income: $72,012
— 24.8% above state average, 10.8% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 35.3%
— #273 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
— #322 highest among all counties nationwide

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#2. Nassau County

– Median household income: $72,998
— 26.5% above state average, 12.3% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 33.7%
— #325 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #294 highest among all counties nationwide

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#1. St. Johns County

– Median household income: $83,803
— 45.2% above state average, 28.9% above national average
– Households earning over $100k: 42.5%
— #125 highest among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%
— #146 highest among all counties nationwide

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