Richest and Poorest Area Codes in the US

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Source:  MSN Money

A phone number communicates a lot. Practically speaking, it reveals where you can be reached, and the area of the country you’re calling from. But if you dig a little deeper, an area code contains information about the economic situation of its residents, too. To find out the 25 poorest and richest area codes, GOBankingRates used the 2015 Census Community Survey, the most recent data available, to rank cities across the nation in order of mean household income and sort by area code. To determine the richest and poorest, we averaged the incomes of the three highest-earning cities or lowest-earning cities to find the overall representative household income for a particular area code. Click through to see the wealthiest area codes — and the places that are struggling the most.



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