Several national media outlets reported recently on the Harvard University study by Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren and their Equality of Opportunity Project, examining U.S. counties and the economic factors impacting children. Utilizing factors such as earnings records and other anonymous demographic indicators from millions of families that moved from one area to another, the study team looked at the income mobility of children, finding that some counties provided better odds for children to improve their economic outcome as adults.
Snohomish County scored better than 88 percent of all counties in the U.S. The list of counties scoring the highest included Snohomish County at Number 2. the list ranked the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.
View the complete study here (PDF).