The Wages Required for the “middle Class” in Each State
“Middle class” has no definite official definition. But the Pew Charitable Trust defines this as households that earn 67 to 200 percent of the state’s median income. Based on this metric and some statistics, Business Insider has compiled a list of how much you must earn to be considered middle class, based on your state.
Pew analyzed data from the 2013 US Census Bureau ‘s survey of the American community (the most recent) and found that the middle class shrank across all states between 2000 and 2013. Business Insider also looked at the survey results and then put together some numbers based on the Pew definition. “Middle class” make your list.
You can see the full results below. The left column lists the average household income for each state. The middle column is the minimum you must earn to be considered middle class, as defined by Pew. And the right column is the upper middle class.
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How Much Do You Need to Earn to Become Middle Class in Every State in the US | Business Insider