Special Report

States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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35. Maine
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.1 ppt. (from 65.1% in ’99 to 65.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $37,240 (14th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $56,277 (20th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +4.8% (9th smallest)

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34. Florida
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.1 ppt. (from 64.0% in ’99 to 63.9% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $38,819 (18th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $52,594 (12th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +31.3% (6th largest)

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33. New Mexico
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.1 ppt. (from 62.4% in ’99 to 62.2% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $34,133 (8th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $46,744 (5th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +14.8% (23rd largest)

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32. Montana
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.3 ppt. (from 65.4% in ’99 to 65.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $33,024 (5th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $53,386 (14th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +16.4% (21st largest)

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31. Delaware
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.4 ppt. (from 62.5% in ’99 to 62.1% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $47,381 (9th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $62,852 (17th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +22.8% (12th largest)

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