It's becoming harder to stay in America's middle class and, according to the Pew Research Center, more are falling out of the category.
In 2015, middle-income Americans no longer made up the majority of the people in the nation.
Across all 50 states, the percentage of 'middle-class' households, those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state's median income shrunk between 2000 and 2013.
With the election looming, the struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda
But what does it take to be in that category?