According to Bloomberg's analysis of data for the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States — numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis — San Jose is the figurative gold medal winner.
At $105,482, the gross metropolitan product (GMP) per capita in the nouveau riche capital was more than twice the national average. Bridgeport, Connecticut earned silver with $94,349 and San Francisco was bronze with a paltry $80,643.
According to Time Money, "since the Great Recession, technology hot spots have inched their way forward in attracting the smartest and most highly compensated residents, surpassing the East Coast centers of the financial elite."
There's an ''ongoing trend towards skilled places being far more compensated than non-skilled places," Harvard University professor Glaeser, a keen observer of city growth, told Bloomberg. "The poster-child of this in the data is the San Jose metropolitan area, which is off the charts in terms of income growth.''
Here, the top capitals of capital:
1. San Jose - $105,482
2. Bridgeport - $94,349
3. San Francisco - $80,643
4. Seattle - $75,874
5. Boston - $74,746
6. Durham - $73,523
7. Washington D.C. - $72,191
8. New York - $70,830
9. Houston - $70,097
10. Des Moines - $67,256