Which Florida county is the richest? New data offers one answer

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Among Florida counties, Palm Beach is home to the poshest real estate, while Miami-Dade boasts the biggest economy. But when it comes to per capita personal income, Collier County is the clear victor.

Collier County’s per capita personal income was $78,473 in 2015, No. 1 among Florida’s 67 counties, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Thursday. Palm Beach County’s $68,743 was No. 4. Union County’s $18,255 ranked last.

Every Florida county saw income rise from 2014 to 2015. Intriguingly, in this area of ever-expanding income inequality, Collier County’s 1.6 percent increase was the slowest pace of growth.

Personal income includes wages and salaries, investment income and transfer payments such as Social Security.

Nationally, income ranged from a low of $16,007 in Georgia’s Wheeler County to a high of $194,861 in Wyoming’s Teton County.

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