Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Household income range for middle class: $27,443 – $135,222
> Median family income: $101,548 (the highest)
> Middle class share of Massachusetts income: 45.7% (15th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Massachusetts income: 51.6% (10th largest)
> Cost of living in Massachusetts: 7.9% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Michigan
> Household income range for middle class: $23,654 – $116,549
> Median family income: $72,036 (22nd lowest)
> Middle class share of Michigan income: 46.4% (25th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Michigan income: 50.3% (25th largest)
> Cost of living in Michigan: 7.0% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Minnesota
> Household income range for middle class: $24,798 – $122,189
> Median family income: $89,039 (8th highest)
> Middle class share of Minnesota income: 47.4% (15th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Minnesota income: 49.0% (15th smallest)
> Cost of living in Minnesota: 2.5% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Mississippi
> Household income range for middle class: $21,797 – $107,401
> Median family income: $57,380 (the lowest)
> Middle class share of Mississippi income: 46.1% (21st smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Mississippi income: 51.1% (17th largest)
> Cost of living in Mississippi: 14.3% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Missouri
> Household income range for middle class: $22,763 – $112,163
> Median family income: $69,188 (15th lowest)
> Middle class share of Missouri income: 46.3% (24th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Missouri income: 50.3% (24th largest)
> Cost of living in Missouri: 10.5% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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