Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Virginia
> Household income range for middle class: $25,968 – $127,954
> Median family income: $88,929 (10th highest)
> Middle class share of Virginia income: 45.9% (18th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Virginia income: 50.9% (19th largest)
> Cost of living in Virginia: 2.1% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Washington
> Household income range for middle class: $27,062 – $133,343
> Median family income: $87,652 (11th highest)
> Middle class share of Washington income: 46.9% (21st largest)
> Richest 20% share of Washington income: 49.5% (20th smallest)
> Cost of living in Washington: 6.4% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

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West Virginia
> Household income range for middle class: $22,128 – $109,030
> Median family income: $57,718 (2nd lowest)
> Middle class share of West Virginia income: 46.0% (20th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of West Virginia income: 50.8% (21st largest)
> Cost of living in West Virginia: 13.0% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Wisconsin
> Household income range for middle class: $23,501 – $115,798
> Median family income: $76,814 (23rd highest)
> Middle class share of Wisconsin income: 47.7% (10th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Wisconsin income: 48.6% (8th smallest)
> Cost of living in Wisconsin: 7.6% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Wyoming
> Household income range for middle class: $24,213 – $119,307
> Median family income: $78,352 (20th highest)
> Middle class share of Wyoming income: 47.2% (19th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Wyoming income: 49.1% (17th smallest)
> Cost of living in Wyoming: 4.8% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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