San Francisco Edges Out Washington to Become the Highest-Income Big U.S. Metro Area

Wall Street Journal, Sept. 14, 2017–Ben Leubsdorf, Paul Overberg (subscription)
The technology hub of San Francisco surpassed the nation’s capital last year as the highest-earning large U.S. metropolitan area. Median household income in the San Francisco metro area in 2016 was $96,667, just ahead of the $95,843 figure for the Washington region, the Census Bureau announced Thursday.