States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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40. Kansas
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.3 ppt. (from 65.7% in ’99 to 66.0% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,624 (25th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $56,422 (21st lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +8.4% (17th smallest)

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39. Missouri
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.2 ppt. (from 64.4% in ’99 to 64.6% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $37,934 (17th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $53,578 (15th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +9.3% (19th smallest)

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38. Alabama
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.2 ppt. (from 61.5% in ’99 to 61.6% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $34,135 (9th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $48,123 (6th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +9.6% (20th smallest)

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37. Oklahoma
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.1 ppt. (from 64.0% in ’99 to 64.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $33,400 (6th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $50,051 (8th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +13.9% (25th largest)

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36. Texas
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: +0.1 ppt. (from 61.7% in ’99 to 61.8% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $39,927 (22nd lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $59,206 (23rd highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +35.7% (4th largest)