States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

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15. Pennsylvania
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.4 ppt. (from 62.9% in ’99 to 61.6% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $40,106 (23rd lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $59,195 (24th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +4.3% (7th smallest)

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14. New York
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.4 ppt. (from 57.0% in ’99 to 55.6% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $43,393 (19th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $64,894 (14th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +4.6% (8th smallest)

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13. North Dakota
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.6 ppt. (from 66.9% in ’99 to 65.3% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $34,604 (10th lowest)
> Median household income in 2017: $61,843 (18th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +17.6% (18th largest)

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12. Minnesota
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.6 ppt. (from 64.1% in ’99 to 62.5% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $47,111 (11th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $68,388 (12th highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +13.4% (25th smallest)

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11. Wisconsin
> Chg. in share of households in the middle class: -1.7 ppt. (from 67.2% in ’99 to 65.5% in ’17)
> Median household income in 1999: $43,791 (18th highest)
> Median household income in 2017: $59,305 (22nd highest)
> 1999-2017 population growth: +8.1% (16th smallest)