WASHINGTON D.C. INCOMES SKYROCKET SINCE 1980. “The percentage of Washington area households with impressive, if not eyepopping salaries, has grown as well. In 1980, just 3 percent of households in the region had incomes that were the equivalent of $200,000 or more in today’s dollars. Now 13 percent do.”

The Capital City prospers while the rest of the country suffers.