Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Colorado
> Household income range for middle class: $34,860 – $150,014
> Median family income: $95,164 (7th highest)
> Middle class share of Colorado income: 47.2% (21st highest)
> Richest 5% share of Colorado income: 21.8% (21st lowest)
> Cost of living in Colorado: 1.9% more expensive than U.S. avg. (13th highest)

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Connecticut
> Household income range for middle class: $32,486 – $170,888
> Median family income: $101,272 (4th highest)
> Middle class share of Connecticut income: 43.8% (2nd lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Connecticut income: 25.3% (2nd highest)
> Cost of living in Connecticut: 6.1% more expensive than U.S. avg. (8th highest)

Delaware
> Household income range for middle class: $30,155 – $132,979
> Median family income: $87,148 (16th highest)
> Middle class share of Delaware income: 47.9% (13th highest)
> Richest 5% share of Delaware income: 21.0% (14th lowest)
> Cost of living in Delaware: 1.2% less expensive than U.S. avg. (18th highest)

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Florida
> Household income range for middle class: $26,023 – $117,719
> Median family income: $71,348 (11th lowest)
> Middle class share of Florida income: 44.8% (3rd lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Florida income: 24.1% (3rd highest)
> Cost of living in Florida: 0.6% more expensive than U.S. avg. (15th highest)

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Georgia
> Household income range for middle class: $23,948 – $114,234
> Median family income: $74,833 (18th lowest)
> Middle class share of Georgia income: 45.4% (7th lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Georgia income: 23.3% (9th highest)
> Cost of living in Georgia: 7.0% less expensive than U.S. avg. (24th lowest)