States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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45. Alaska
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.8 ppt. (from 60.4% in ’99 to 61.2% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $51,571 (4th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $73,181 (7th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +18.0% (16th largest)

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44. Hawaii
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.6 ppt. (from 58.6% in ’99 to 59.2% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $49,820 (6th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $77,765 (3rd highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +17.8% (17th largest)

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43. Kentucky
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.5 ppt. (from 61.6% in ’99 to 62.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $33,672 (7th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $48,375 (7th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +10.2% (22nd smallest)

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42. Wyoming
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.4 ppt. (from 65.3% in ’99 to 65.7% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $37,892 (16th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $60,434 (19th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +17.3% (19th largest)

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41. Georgia
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.4 ppt. (from 61.7% in ’99 to 62.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $42,433 (20th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $56,183 (19th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +27.4% (9th largest)