Maryland is the state with the most millionaire households per capita. That was the 2013 finding of Phoenix Marketing, a wealth research firm. Eight percent of Maryland’s households are millionaires. New Jersey was second – 7.49% and Connecticut was third – 7.32%. Texas and New York had 25% of the millionaire households; but because of their large populations, they ranked lower in millionaire density. North Dakota, with its oil boom, had the biggest increase in millionaire households, going from 4% in 2012 to 4.59%. Nevada had the biggest decrease, going from 5.13% to 4.35%. Regarding millionaires, Nevada is a bad bet.
Most Americans are moving to Atlanta. Atlanta topped the 2013 list compiled by Penske Truck Rentals. The median income in Atlanta was $66,300 and the median home price was $166,000. Tampa was second on the list - $56,800 and $129,000. Third was Dallas - $69,000 and $208,000. Orlando was fourth - $58,500 and $153,000 followed by Phoenix - $62,200 and $187,000; Houston - $66,200 and $190,000; and Seattle - $86,700 and $343,000. Chicago was eighth - $73,400 and $210,000; Denver was ninth - $77,800 and $263,000; and Las Vegas was tenth - $63,100 and $175,000. These are the 10 “movers and shakers”.
Providence and New Bedford topped the American Bible Society’s list of least Bible-minded cities in 2013. Having read the Bible within the past 7 days and agreeing strongly with its accuracy qualified survey respondents as Bible-minded. Chattanooga was the most Bible-minded city. In 2012 it was Knoxville. Overall, the more densely populated a city, the less Bible-minded it was. However, New York City didn’t make the top 10 list. That’s undoubtedly due to the question being “How many times do you read the Bible outside of church or a synagogue?” That enlarges the Bible Belt a couple of notches.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the U.S. airport where the most guns were confiscated in 2013 – 111. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had the second most guns confiscated - 96 followed by Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport – 68, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 66 and Denver International Airport - 51. According to a review by the Transportation Security Administration, 1,813 firearms were found in carry-on bags or on travelers at checkpoints at 205 airports – and 81% were loaded! It has been more than a decade since 9/11, but travelers still don’t understand that guns on planes is an idea that “doesn’t fly”.