This is a theme on which we have long focused. The wealthiest area of the United States by far is the Washington DC metro area.
There are pockets which are wealthier, Greenwich Connecticut, much of Manhattan, parts of San Francisco, but these are pockets. DC is a vast empire of 1% wealth. County after county. Mcmasion after mcmansion. Wealth is largely taken from the rest of the United States, is aggregated in the hands of unfireable federal employees (average total compensation is $120K+) and to an even larger extent (the money’s larger) into the hands of the vast crony class which dominates defense,