Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Household income range for middle class: $35,233 – $188,259
> Median family income: $108,348 (the highest)
> Middle class share of Massachusetts income: 46.3% (21st lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Massachusetts income: 22.4% (20th highest)
> Cost of living in Massachusetts: 9.7% more expensive than U.S. avg. (5th highest)

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Michigan
> Household income range for middle class: $23,816 – $107,001
> Median family income: $75,703 (20th lowest)
> Middle class share of Michigan income: 46.5% (24th lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Michigan income: 22.1% (24th highest)
> Cost of living in Michigan: 7.6% less expensive than U.S. avg. (21st lowest)

Minnesota
> Household income range for middle class: $32,182 – $134,816
> Median family income: $93,584 (9th highest)
> Middle class share of Minnesota income: 48.0% (11th highest)
> Richest 5% share of Minnesota income: 21.0% (13th lowest)
> Cost of living in Minnesota: 2.5% less expensive than U.S. avg. (20th highest)

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Mississippi
> Household income range for middle class: $15,165 – $81,480
> Median family income: $58,503 (the lowest)
> Middle class share of Mississippi income: 45.0% (4th lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Mississippi income: 23.4% (6th highest)
> Cost of living in Mississippi: 14.0% less expensive than U.S. avg. (2nd lowest)

Missouri
> Household income range for middle class: $21,672 – $99,280
> Median family income: $73,457 (15th lowest)
> Middle class share of Missouri income: 46.7% (25th lowest)
> Richest 5% share of Missouri income: 22.2% (23rd highest)
> Cost of living in Missouri: 11.2% less expensive than U.S. avg. (9th lowest)