Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Rich in Every State

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6. Colorado
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $138,050 per household (12th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 49.3% (18th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $248,654 per household (12th highest)
> Median household income: $71,953 (11th highest)
> Cost of living: 3.2% more expensive than U.S. avg.

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7. Connecticut
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $155,975 per household (4th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 53.3% (2nd highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: 250,000+ per household (tied – the highest)
> Median household income: $76,348 (5th highest)
> Cost of living: 8.0% more expensive than U.S. avg.

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8. Delaware
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $121,908 per household (19th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 49.3% (19th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $221,861 per household (20th highest)
> Median household income: $64,805 (16th highest)
> Cost of living: 0.1% more expensive than U.S. avg.

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9. Florida
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $111,268 per household (20th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 52.5% (3rd highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $214,546 per household (22nd highest)
> Median household income: $55,462 (14th lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.1% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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10. Georgia
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $117,795 per household (22nd highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 51.6% (11th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $223,928 per household (17th highest)
> Median household income: $58,756 (23rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 7.5% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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