Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Oklahoma
> Household income range for middle class: $22,636 – $111,537
> Median family income: $64,082 (8th lowest)
> Middle class share of Oklahoma income: 46.2% (23rd smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Oklahoma income: 50.4% (23rd largest)
> Cost of living in Oklahoma: 11.0% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Oregon
> Household income range for middle class: $25,307 – $124,695
> Median family income: $77,655 (21st highest)
> Middle class share of Oregon income: 46.9% (22nd largest)
> Richest 20% share of Oregon income: 49.5% (21st smallest)
> Cost of living in Oregon: 0.5% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Pennsylvania
> Household income range for middle class: $24,900 – $122,690
> Median family income: $77,491 (22nd highest)
> Middle class share of Pennsylvania income: 46.0% (20th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Pennsylvania income: 50.8% (20th largest)
> Cost of living in Pennsylvania: 2.1% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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Rhode Island
> Household income range for middle class: $25,078 – $123,567
> Median family income: $84,212 (14th highest)
> Middle class share of Rhode Island income: 47.2% (18th largest)
> Richest 20% share of Rhode Island income: 49.8% (22nd smallest)
> Cost of living in Rhode Island: 1.4% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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South Carolina
> Household income range for middle class: $22,992 – $113,291
> Median family income: $65,742 (10th lowest)
> Middle class share of South Carolina income: 45.8% (16th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of South Carolina income: 51.0% (18th largest)
> Cost of living in South Carolina: 9.6% less expensive than than U.S. avg.

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