Top 10 Wealthiest Counties in Alabama

Tuscaloosa County:In the northwest-central portion of the state, Tuscaloosa County is the center of healthcare, education, commerce, and industry for this area.

St. Clair County:The median household income in this county is $65,070. St. Clair County produces agricultural products such as beef cattle, poultry, tomatoes, and hay.

Shelby County:Still, Shelby County has a diverse economic base. Top employers include Alabama Power, Wal-Mart, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Baptist Medical Center Shelby, and Publix. 

Madison County:Named for U.S. President James Madison, this county is known for defense, information technology, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing. 

Limestone County:Athens is its largest city with nearly 30,000 residents. It is home to five Fortune 500 Companies, including Tenneco, Polaris, Steelcase, WestRock, and Target Distribution Center.

Lee County:Named for General Robert E. Lee, this county has an estimated population of 180,773. Located on the east-central side of the state, its largest cities are Auburn, Opelika, and Smiths Station.

Jefferson County:Also located in the central part of the state, Jefferson County is the most populous with 672,550 residents.

 Elmore County:On the central east side of Alabama, Elmore County boasts a median annual income of $67,597.

Baldwin County:It is known as a premier vacation spot; Orange Beach, Gulf State Park, and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are only some of its attractions.

Autauga County: A friendly community, this county has an estimated population of 59,759 and is one of the fastest-growing counties in Alabama.

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