SmartAsset, a financial technology company, has released a study on the places with the highest per capita net wealth and San Juan County made the cut. The study analyzes income, net worth, and debt in counties across the country to determine which locations had the highest per capita net wealth relative to debt.
Jefferson County ranked number one in the state, with an average income of $28,607. Their total net worth was $49,451 and debt $39,967. Calculated out, this meant the net worth of Jefferson County’s was 172.9 percent of their income, and debt was 123.7 percent, for an index of 38.62. At number two, San Juan County’s average income is $38,556, debt $52,362, net worth $59,052. The county’s net worth is 153.2 percent of their income, debt 112.8 percent, giving the county an index of 33.88. Coming in at number nine was Pend Oreille, with an average income of $21,758, debt $30,357 and net worth $28,952. The net worth was 133.1 percent of their income, and debt 95.4, for an index of 28.53. Mason County came in at number 10 with an average income of $23,965 debt of $36,023 and net worth $31,522, making their net worth 131.5 percent of their income and debt 87.5 percent, for an index of 27.60.