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Darien, CT

2019 Rank: 8 out of 100 | 2018 rank: 10 out of 100

Average household income: $341,090

Source: Bloomberg

Darien, CT

2019 Rank: 8 out of 100 | 2018 rank: 10 out of 100

Average household income: $341,090

Source: Bloomberg

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Darien, CT

2019 Rank: 8 out of 100 | 2018 rank: 10 out of 100

Average household income: $341,090

Source: Bloomberg

Darien, CT

2019 Rank: 8 out of 100 | 2018 rank: 10 out of 100

Average household income: $341,090

Source: Bloomberg

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Bloomberg released its annual list of the 100 wealthiest towns in the U.S., and Fairfield County, CT boasts five locations

four of them landing in the top 50.

Darien is the top town, but Greenwich is represented twice in the top 50 with the Old Greenwich and Riverside being considered two separate towns. Bloomberg also lists Greenwich's richest residents: Steve Cohen, Ray Dalio, Paul Tidor Jones and Eddie Lampert.

Click through the slideshow to see the average household income of Connecticut's richest towns. Visit Bloomberg for the full report.

According to Bloomberg, the majority of the top 100 richest places are found in the New York City area. Fairfield County's neighbor, Westchester, NY, is also well-represented, with Scarsdale coming in at number two.

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"Scarsdale, New York, north of Manhattan, moved up to the No. 2 spot on this year's list as its residents enjoyed a $30,000 increase, on average, in annual household income from the prior year," Bloomberg reports.

Scarsdale Mayor Dan Hochvert, told Bloomberg, "We moved here, as many did, because of the outstanding school system. That 's one of the primary drivers."

Bergen County, NJ, also a New York City metro, makes the cut as well.

Outside the New York City area, Silicon Valley rakes in the most money with the town of Atherton, CA (home to billionaires Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, according to Bloomberg) coming in at number one for the third year in a row.

To create the ranking, "Bloomberg evaluated inflation-adjusted household data for all U.S. places, as defined by the Census, with a minimum of 2,000 households and ranked them based on average household income. Nearly 6,250 met the criteria"

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