Published Online: February 5, 1997

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The federal Title I program, which was intended to help schools deal with the effects of poverty on their students' academic performance, will grant $138.7 million this year to the 20 richest local jurisdictions in the country. The list of these cities and counties comes from the 1990 census ranking based on per-capita income.

Jurisdiction Per-Capita Income Population Title I Aid
1 Marin County, Calif. $28,381 230,096 $1,209,739
2 Manhattan, N.Y. 27,862 1,487,536 69,913,742
3 Pitkin County, Colo. 26,755 12,661 67,001
4 Falls Church, Va. 26,709 9,578 31,714
5 Fairfield County, Conn. 26,161 827,645 11,821,568
6 Arlington County, Va. 25,633 170,936 943,332
7 Montgomery County, Md. 25,591 757,027 5,483,329
8 Westchester County, N.Y. 25,584 874,866 14,147,610
9 Alexandria, Va. 25,509 111,183 873,370
10 Morris County, N.J. 25,177 421,353 2,037,748
11. Somerset County, N.J. 25,111 240,279 965,623
12. Fairfax County, Va. 24,833 818,584 3,515,526
13. Bergen County, N.J. 24,080 825,380 4,899,611
14. Nassau County, N.Y. 23,352 1,287,348 10,440,857
15. Hunterdon County, N.J. 23,236 107,776 476,024
16. Los Alamos County, N.M. 22,900 18,115 83,259
17. Valdez-Cordova, Alaska 22,772 9,952 195,886
18. Howard County, Md. 22,704 187,328 1,068,792
19. San Mateo County, Calif. 22,430 649,623 5,339,096
20. Montgomery County, Pa. 21,990 678,111 4,007,292

SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education.

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