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24/7 Wall St.: America's Richest and Poorest Cities

America's Richest Cities

5. Trenton-Ewing, N.J.

Median household income: $73,890

Population: 367,063(140th highest)

Unemployment rate: 7.7% (123rd lowest)

Pct. households below poverty line: 11.4% (34th lowest)

The median home value in the Trenton metro area was $282,700. While this is more than $100,000 above the U.S. value, it is significantly less than many other rich metros such as San Jose, Washington D.C. and Boston. Yet some of the nine townships in Mercer County, which comprises most of the metro area, are very affluent. For instance, the median household income in the West Windsor township was $137,625 a year in 2010, while the median income in the Princeton township, as of 2010, was $107,071. The most notable employers in the region are Princeton University and NRG Energy, a utility company with over $8 billion in revenue.

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