Poverty | Poverty is real, but it's also relative
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 3/14/09, 12:00 am
Poverty is real, but it's also relative. A person living in poverty in the United States, for example, typically has far more material possessions than a person living in poverty in Europe.
Wealth within the United States is also relative. Several media outlets have noted that recent Census statistics show the suburbs around Washington, D.C., emerging as the wealthiest places in the nation. The three wealthiest counties are all in the Washington area, as are 14 of the richest 100 counties. Loudoun County, Va., tops the list with a median household income of $107,207.