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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How much you have to earn to be considered middle class in every US state

Annapolis, Maryland. Maryland has the highest median income in the US.
A recent analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts' Stateline blog found that the middle class shrunk in every state in the US between the years of 2000 and 2013 (the most recent data available).

"Middle class" is a tricky concept. Depending on where you live, you can feel middle class earning as much as $250,000 a year — about five times the US median income of $52,250 from the same time period.

In this analysis, Pew defined middle class households as those earning 67%-200% of a state's median income. So ... how much is that? 


Anonymous said...

I, apparently, by the chart, do not qualify for middle class. hmm.

Anonymous said...

In this county, I guess that would only be BOE personnel, administrators, and teachers!

Anonymous said...

OH SNAP! no wonder i'm living pay check to pay check. time for another part-time job.

Anonymous said...

6:03-I only qualify because of the "household medium" factor.

Anonymous said...

awesome, I am a one percenter. OUT