Region, city lead nation in affluence and education


While Falls Church is one of the most affluent and educated communities in the country, Alexandria doesnt lag far behind, according to data recently released by the Census Bureau.
The median income in Alexandria is $80,186, up from $72,158 in 2000, and about 59 percent of the citys population holds at least a bachelors degree. By contrast, Falls Church boasts a median income of $113,313 and 69.5 percent of the residents have earned at least a bachelors degree.
In neighboring Arlington, the median income is $93,806, while the county boasts a 68.8 bachelors degree. Nearby Fairfax and Loudon are the sole counties in the nation where the median income is more than $100,000. 
The census data, released Tuesday, comes from information gathered from 2005 to 2009.