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Published December 05, 2012, 05:15 PM

Three North Dakota counties ranked in top 15 in personal income

LaMoure, ND (WDAY TV) - Thanks to the oil boom and strong farm prices, North Dakota can lay claim to some of the richest counties in the nation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

LaMoure, ND (WDAY TV) - Thanks to the oil boom and strong farm prices, North Dakota can lay claim to some of the richest counties in the nation.

The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked three North Dakota counties in the top 15 in average personal income last year.

In the western part of the state, Williams County at just over $81,000 and Billings at nearly $77,000, ranked sixth and 11th respectively.

Here in the eastern half, LaMoure county at nearly $75,000 ranked 14th.

In fact, LaMoure County had higher per capita income than San Francisco.

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