Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Hawaii
> Household income range for middle class: $30,139 – $148,507
> Median family income: $95,448 (5th highest)
> Middle class share of Hawaii income: 48.5% (4th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Hawaii income: 48.0% (5th smallest)
> Cost of living in Hawaii: 18.5% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Idaho
> Household income range for middle class: $23,654 – $116,549
> Median family income: $65,987 (11th lowest)
> Middle class share of Idaho income: 47.5% (14th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Idaho income: 48.7% (11th smallest)
> Cost of living in Idaho: 7.0% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Illinois
> Household income range for middle class: $25,052 – $123,442
> Median family income: $81,313 (17th highest)
> Middle class share of Illinois income: 45.2% (9th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Illinois income: 51.8% (8th largest)
> Cost of living in Illinois: 1.5% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Indiana
> Household income range for middle class: $22,840 – $112,539
> Median family income: $70,150 (17th lowest)
> Middle class share of Indiana income: 47.6% (11th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Indiana income: 48.7% (12th smallest)
> Cost of living in Indiana: 10.2% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Iowa
> Household income range for middle class: $22,840 – $112,539
> Median family income: $76,068 (24th highest)
> Middle class share of Iowa income: 48.3% (6th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Iowa income: 47.9% (4th smallest)
> Cost of living in Iowa: 10.2% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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