5 cities where wealth is soaring

While wages have been sliding nationally in the wake of the recession, median incomes have shot up by 20% or more in these places.

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Apr 22, 2014 8:59PM
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When you start with such low median household incomes, it doesn't take much to be considered as having a "soaring" booming economy.
Apr 23, 2014 9:36AM
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They conveniently forgot one.... The median household income in Washington D.C is higher than any of the cities listed, at $88,000. All on our dime..... 
Apr 22, 2014 7:58PM
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With the reported average median income of these locations, there was no place to go but up!  More government math?  Wealth is soaring.......hear that sucking sound?
Apr 23, 2014 6:07AM
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Here we go again with these inane articles by NBC . The places mentioned in this article , are not cities . The medium income in these " cities " ($ 30,000 ) , is well below the national average , so they're just playing catch-up .  Another whatever column , which means nothing at all . Just fill the pages with stupidity . Can I get a job with you people ?   
Apr 25, 2014 7:06AM
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Hate to break this to you, MSN Money, but the "recession" isn't over. Wake up.
Apr 22, 2014 9:32PM
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Sure seems to be a lot of hog wash in this article,but that seems to be the norm these days
Apr 23, 2014 10:34AM
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51 million Americans on Obama food stamps
Obama's poverty is higher than the last 50 years
After 5 years of democrat occupation, salaries hit a 20 year low

If u like our lies, u can keep our lies
Period


Apr 22, 2014 7:20PM
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Where did these numbers come from, I personally don't believe it.
Apr 22, 2014 7:26PM
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Washington D.C got overlooked as well as Atlanta and Minneapolis Mn. Texas towns not cities are drug infested havens. Laffeytte Ind does not qualify to be called a city either. NBC again way! way out there.
Apr 23, 2014 11:03AM
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WOW!!! Three of those income soaring cities have a median income under thirty one thousand, that's under $2600 a month. The two other more successful cities have a median income of around forty grand. In three of those soaring income cities, the average wage earner can't afford to eat expired canned dog while those in the richer two soaring income cities should be able to live high on the hog, as long as there's hog in Spam. Where do they find idiots like this Forlich moron, to write this sh..t?
Apr 23, 2014 9:48AM
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Did anyone else see the poverty rates of these areas?  The only wealth that would be soaring would be down at the country club in these areas.  It's definitely not the workers that are getting rich.

Apr 22, 2014 8:39PM
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it really hard to believe this artical,I would never guess these towns that are liisted. Nice try  Good day
Apr 23, 2014 2:40PM
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These median income are paltry in todays world...a NOT story if I ever saw one...throw the dog a bone ...right...?
Apr 23, 2014 8:53AM
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It doesn't surprise me that some of these places have universities.  Tenured university professors make very good money.  The problem is that they can't be fired for anything but serious criminal convictions or the most outrageous behavior detrimental to the organization, kind of like long-term union workers.  The sad thing is that college degrees are extremely expensive and can require large student loans, yet they often don't lead to good jobs, but instead to Walmart or McDonald's.
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Perhaps my understanding of the word "soaring" is incorrect, I would have thought that 5-8  years of 0% interest in the nations financial centers would have those most likely to have yearly bonuses that already dwarf most yearly salaries soaring above any small towns.
Apr 25, 2014 10:02AM
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So, an Air Force Base, two Agriculture, and a University town.  Or all sectors that benefit directly from public money.

Isn't investment in the country a great thing?
Apr 25, 2014 7:38AM
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of course they do neglect to tell you that the cost of living is/will be soaring there too....  MSN... I need a job.. I'm pretty sure I can fluff up a story for people just like this... if not better...
Apr 25, 2014 9:09AM
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Wow I can hardly wait until this major trend hots my city.
Nagodoches,  TX,  where a couple people at the drug store got a raise and it's suddenly on the map of bright spots for employment trends in the U.S.
That's how low we've sunk. This socio-economic crater reality is ugly.

Apr 22, 2014 8:32PM
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As usual Riverside and Detroit are at the bottom of the list. Political priorities do effect an area's prosperity level.
Apr 23, 2014 2:50AM
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This report seems to be a joke albeit valuable based upon the numerical analysis only. Based on the pictures, you can have them and really added little value to my knowledge not yet soaring today. :-)

AC

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