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And The 10 Best Counties In America Are..

The Huffington Post  | By Samantha Toscano
  • City pride is most certainly a thing, and most people across the country are not afraid to show theirs. But, thanks to this list of incredible counties, a new kind of pride is about to become very real, as well.According to the blog on the real estate site, Movato, these are the state subregions to live in if all those city lists are a bit too specific for you."We looked at 640 counties across the US in order to create this ranking," Movato's editorial content manager Randy Nelson told The Huffington Post. "We scored each in terms of unemployment, median household income, median rent and home price (higher being more desirable), precent of families below the poverty line and high school graduation rate. The average of these scores was used to determine the best counties, the higher the better."And based on their impressively high scores, Nelson insists these areas have "earned the right to be called the best in the nation."So if you're looking for a place where you can let your county pride flag fly, check out the list below (and perhaps consider heading to the East Coast)...
  • 10
    Rockingham County, New Hampshire
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    Population: 295,360 

    Highlights: High median household income and high school graduation rates, incredibly low poverty rate
  • 9
    Frederick County, Maryland
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    Population: 234,122 

    Highlights: Low poverty rate, high median household income, impressive nature and thriving cities in the local surroundings
  • 8
    Montgomery County, Maryland
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    Population: 976,203 

    Highlights: Low unemployment and poverty rates, high median household income and high rates of high school graduation as well as rates of students who enroll in postgraduate degrees
  • 7
    Washington County, Minnesota
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    Population: 238,844 

    Highlights: High rates of high school graduation as well as rates of students who enroll in postgraduate degrees, affordable home prices and high median household income
  • 6
    Morris County, New Jersey
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    Population: 492,694 

    Highlights: High median household income, low poverty rates, high rates of high school graduation
  • 5
    Somerset County, New Jersey
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    Population: 324,194 

    Highlights: High median household income, low poverty rate, one of America's oldest counties
  • 4
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    Population: 499,797 

    Highlights: High median household income, low poverty and unemployment rates, several state parks in the immediate vicinity
  • 3
    Fairfax County, Virginia
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    Population: 1,086,743 

    Highlights: High median household income, low unemployment rate, numerous Fortune 500 companies based in the area
  • 2
    Douglas County, Colorado
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    Population: 287,003 

    Highlights: Highest graduation rate, lowest poverty rate of all the counties considered
  • 1
    Loudoun County, Virginia
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    Population: 315,134 

    Highlights: Highest median household income of all the counties considered, incredibly low unemployment and poverty rates, impressive desirability in the housing market


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