Los Alamos County continues to compile records as one of the wealthiest places in the state and the country.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a study that said the total compensation in Los Alamos County is the highest in the Southwestern United States.
Los Alamos County, with the help of the lab, ranked first among 379 counties in the region with a total average annual compensation of $86,465.
Foard County, Texas had the lowest average compensation at $29,117.
Total compensation is the sum of wage and salary disbursements, and wage and salary supplements.