States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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30. Tennessee
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.5 ppt. (from 64.2% in ’99 to 63.8% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $36,360 (12th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $51,340 (10th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +18.0% (15th largest)

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29. Ohio
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.5 ppt. (from 64.2% in ’99 to 63.7% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,956 (23rd highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $54,021 (16th lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +2.7% (5th smallest)

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28. Arizona
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.5 ppt. (from 64.5% in ’99 to 63.9% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,558 (24th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $56,581 (23rd lowest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +36.8% (3rd largest)

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27. Colorado
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.7 ppt. (from 62.9% in ’99 to 62.2% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $47,203 (10th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $69,117 (11th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +30.4% (7th largest)

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26. Nebraska
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -0.8 ppt. (from 68.3% in ’99 to 67.5% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $39,250 (20th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $59,970 (21st highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +12.2% (23rd smallest)