Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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New Mexico
> Household income range for middle class: $23,730 – $116,925
> Median family income: $58,760 (4th lowest)
> Middle class share of New Mexico income: 45.2% (8th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of New Mexico income: 52.0% (7th largest)
> Cost of living in New Mexico: 6.7% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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New York
> Household income range for middle class: $29,453 – $145,123
> Median family income: $83,311 (15th highest)
> Middle class share of New York income: 43.3% (the smallest)
> Richest 20% share of New York income: 54.1% (the largest)
> Cost of living in New York: 15.8% more expensive than than U.S. avg.

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North Carolina
> Household income range for middle class: $23,221 – $114,419
> Median family income: $67,816 (13th lowest)
> Middle class share of North Carolina income: 45.2% (7th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of North Carolina income: 51.5% (13th largest)
> Cost of living in North Carolina: 8.7% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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North Dakota
> Household income range for middle class: $22,916 – $112,915
> Median family income: $86,205 (12th highest)
> Middle class share of North Dakota income: 48.8% (2nd largest)
> Richest 20% share of North Dakota income: 47.7% (3rd smallest)
> Cost of living in North Dakota: 9.9% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Ohio
> Household income range for middle class: $22,611 – $111,411
> Median family income: $72,028 (21st lowest)
> Middle class share of Ohio income: 46.7% (23rd largest)
> Richest 20% share of Ohio income: 50.0% (24th smallest)
> Cost of living in Ohio: 11.1% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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