States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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10. Virginia
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.8 ppt. (from 60.5% in ’99 to 58.7% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $46,677 (12th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $71,535 (9th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +19.7% (14th largest)

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9. North Carolina
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.9 ppt. (from 64.8% in ’99 to 62.9% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $39,184 (19th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $52,752 (13th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +27.6% (8th largest)

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8. Oregon
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.0 ppt. (from 65.1% in ’99 to 63.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,916 (24th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $60,212 (20th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +21.1% (13th largest)

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7. South Dakota
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.4 ppt. (from 68.3% in ’99 to 65.9% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $35,282 (11th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $56,521 (22nd lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +15.2% (22nd largest)

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6. Washington
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.6 ppt. (from 63.1% in ’99 to 60.5% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $45,776 (14th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $70,979 (10th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +25.6% (10th largest)