What with all of the Dedes, Newsoms, Nessies, and guilty white trustifarians using "gentrification!" as both a battle cry AND a lifestyle, it should come as no surprise to you that San Francisco is crazy-ass rich. At least according to the California Franchise Tax board's recently released annual report, we are.
But, sadly, San Francisco comes in at a dismal no. 13 on the pristine list, scoring a median joint income of $71,529. Pathetic. However, our snotty neighbor to the north, Marin, takes the top spot with a median joint income of $116,626. In fact, the Bay Area calls eight of the state's top 12 highest-income counties home. Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties all crept over the $80k median income line.