Not necessarily, anymore.
The average person in Boone County now makes more money than the average person next door in Hamilton County.
In an upcoming column in IBJ, Morton Marcus, who formerly directed the Indiana Business Research Center, points out that per-capita personal income grew faster in Boone County between 2000 and 2006 than in Hamilton County.
Thatâ??s partly because the pool of total income in Hamilton County was diluted by the births of more children, Marcus says.
Still, he adds that itâ??s news for Boone to eclipse Hamilton on a measure of wealth.
What do you think?