States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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5. Iowa
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.7 ppt. (from 68.8% in ’99 to 66.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $39,469 (21st lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $58,570 (25th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +7.5% (14th smallest)

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4. Rhode Island
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.9 ppt. (from 60.7% in ’99 to 57.8% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $42,090 (21st highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $63,870 (15th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +1.1% (3rd smallest)

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3. Vermont
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -2.9 ppt. (from 67.5% in ’99 to 64.7% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,856 (25th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $57,513 (24th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +2.4% (4th smallest)

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2. Massachusetts
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -3.1 ppt. (from 56.0% in ’99 to 52.9% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $50,502 (5th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $77,385 (4th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +8.0% (15th smallest)

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1. New Hampshire
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -4.3 ppt. (from 64.7% in ’99 to 60.4% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $49,467 (7th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $73,381 (6th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +8.7% (18th smallest)