Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Hawaii
> Household income range for middle class: $41,532 – $181,202
> Median family income: $96,462 (6th highest)
> Middle class share of Hawaii income: 49.0% (2nd highest)
> Richest 5% share of Hawaii income: 19.9% (2nd lowest)
> Cost of living in Hawaii: 18.1% more expensive than U.S. avg. (the highest)

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Idaho
> Household income range for middle class: $25,989 – $103,435
> Median family income: $72,365 (13th lowest)
> Middle class share of Idaho income: 48.3% (7th highest)
> Richest 5% share of Idaho income: 20.6% (6th lowest)
> Cost of living in Idaho: 7.5% less expensive than U.S. avg. (22nd lowest)

Illinois
> Household income range for middle class: $27,109 – $134,640
> Median family income: $87,771 (15th highest)
> Middle class share of Illinois income: 45.7% (11th lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Illinois income: 23.1% (11th highest)
> Cost of living in Illinois: 1.9% less expensive than U.S. avg. (19th highest)

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Indiana
> Household income range for middle class: $22,915 – $98,771
> Median family income: $73,876 (16th lowest)
> Middle class share of Indiana income: 46.9% (23rd highest)
> Richest 5% share of Indiana income: 22.3% (21st highest)
> Cost of living in Indiana: 10.7% less expensive than U.S. avg. (12th lowest)

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Iowa
> Household income range for middle class: $24,663 – $101,008
> Median family income: $78,152 (25th lowest)
> Middle class share of Iowa income: 48.1% (10th highest)
> Richest 5% share of Iowa income: 21.1% (16th lowest)
> Cost of living in Iowa: 10.8% less expensive than U.S. avg. (11th lowest)