Photos: The Ten Colorado Counties With the Highest Average Income

Additional photos and more below.
Additional photos and more below.

The Colorado Springs Gazette recently looked at the state's counties from the perspective of median income, and the ten that topped the list contained some surprises. For instance, Denver didn't make the cut -- or even come close.

Continue to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring Gazette numbers and additional information about each county.

See also: Photos: Ten Colorado Counties With the Drunkest Drunk Drivers

Number 10: Summit County

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Median Household Income: $63,697

From Wikipedia:

Summit County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,994. The county seat is Breckenridge.

Summit County comprises the Breckenridge, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,548 people, 9,120 households, and 4,769 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 24,201 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.84% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.96% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. 9.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Number 9: Ouray County

Median Household Income: $64,601

From Wikipedia:

Ouray County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,436. The county seat is Ouray.[2] Because of its rugged mountain topography, Ouray County is also known as the Switzerland of America.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,742 people, 1,576 households, and 1,123 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,146 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 4.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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