How Much You Have to Make to Be in the Top 1% in Your State

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50. Mississippi
> Top 1% earn at least: $254,362
> Avg. income of top 1%: $580,461
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $35,353
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 21.8%

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49. Arkansas
> Top 1% earn at least: $255,050
> Avg. income of top 1%: $864,772
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $38,472
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.4%

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48. New Mexico
> Top 1% earn at least: $255,429
> Avg. income of top 1%: $615,082
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $39,675
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 27.2%

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47. West Virginia
> Top 1% earn at least: $258,078
> Avg. income of top 1%: $535,648
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $34,987
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 20.8%

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46. Kentucky
> Top 1% earn at least: $274,818
> Avg. income of top 1%: $719,012
> Avg. income of bottom 99%: $38,990
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.4%