|(02 Apr 2015)
Very timely information on income reported on tax returns over the past twenty years has just been released by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
Based on adjusted gross income (AGI), the richest county in the country during filing year 2013 was Teton County, Wyoming where the average AGI reported was $296,778. At the other end of the ranking was Gooding County, Idaho with an average AGI of $15,379. New York County (Manhattan) topped the list of counties ranked by average wages and salaries with $96,941, while Catron County, New Mexico was at the bottom with average wages of only $16,280.
Adams County in Washington State had the greatest average number of exemptions claimed per federal income tax return (2.77) in 2013, followed by Shannon County, South Dakota (2.65). On average, residents of New York County (Manhattan) claimed the fewest exemptions per return (1.55), followed by Washington DC (1.58).
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