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Man with umbrella in desert Here are the richest and poorest area codes, cities and regions in the U.S. where money seems to grow on trees– or dries up and disappears. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Here’s a surprising source of information that can reveal a lot about how the economic health of an area might play out for retirees once they leave their jobs: area codes.

GoBankingRates.com came up with this one, and points out that information available on different municipalities within an area code can inform on mean household income—but also can serve as a guide to communities where access to health care and education choices are limited.

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