Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Rich in Every State

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16. Kansas
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $111,928 per household (23rd lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 50.0% (25th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $201,686 per household (24th lowest)
> Median household income: $58,218 (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.0% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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17. Kentucky
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $101,038 per household (5th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 51.1% (16th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $183,084 per household (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $50,247 (7th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.1% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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18. Louisiana
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $103,709 per household (11th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 52.2% (5th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $189,759 per household (13th lowest)
> Median household income: $47,905 (5th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.9% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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19. Maine
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $108,613 per household (16th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 48.6% (10th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $188,137 per household (12th lowest)
> Median household income: $55,602 (16th lowest)
> Cost of living: 1.6% less expensive than U.S. avg.

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20. Maryland
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $160,049 per household (3rd highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 48.9% (14th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: 250,000+ per household (tied – the highest)
> Median household income: $83,242 (the highest)
> Cost of living: 9.4% more expensive than U.S. avg.

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