Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

Source: David Shankbone / Wikimedia Commons

Colorado
> Household income range for middle class: $26,248 – $129,332
> Median family income: $88,955 (9th highest)
> Middle class share of Colorado income: 47.2% (20th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Colorado income: 49.3% (18th smallest)
> Cost of living in Colorado: 3.2% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

See all stories featuring: Colorado

Source: danlogan / iStock

Connecticut
> Household income range for middle class: $27,469 – $135,348
> Median family income: $98,100 (4th highest)
> Middle class share of Connecticut income: 43.9% (2nd smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Connecticut income: 53.3% (2nd largest)
> Cost of living in Connecticut: 8.0% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

See all stories featuring: Connecticut

Source: mdgmorris / Getty Images

Delaware
> Household income range for middle class: $25,459 – $125,447
> Median family income: $79,386 (19th highest)
> Middle class share of Delaware income: 47.3% (17th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Delaware income: 49.3% (19th smallest)
> Cost of living in Delaware: 0.1% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

See all stories featuring: Delaware

Source: marchello74 / Getty Images

Florida
> Household income range for middle class: $25,409 – $125,197
> Median family income: $66,995 (12th lowest)
> Middle class share of Florida income: 44.3% (3rd smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Florida income: 52.5% (3rd largest)
> Cost of living in Florida: 0.1% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

See all stories featuring: Florida

Source: SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

Georgia
> Household income range for middle class: $23,526 – $115,923
> Median family income: $71,457 (18th lowest)
> Middle class share of Georgia income: 45.4% (11th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Georgia income: 51.5% (11th largest)
> Cost of living in Georgia: 7.5% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

See all stories featuring: Georgia