Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Rich in Your State

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Montana
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $108,877 per household (9th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 49.6% (24th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $187,867 per household (5th lowest)
> Median household income: $57,153 (11th lowest)
> Cost of living: 6.7% less expensive than US avg.

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Nebraska
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $117,570 per household (23rd lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 48.0% (9th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $203,793 per household (18th lowest)
> Median household income: $63,229 (25th highest)
> Cost of living: 10.5% less expensive than US avg.

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Nevada
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $119,790 per household (25th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 50.6% (20th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $221,626 per household (23rd highest)
> Median household income: $63,276 (24th highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% less expensive than US avg.

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New Hampshire
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $145,865 per household (11th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 48.0% (8th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $250,000+ per household (the highest – tied)
> Median household income: $77,933 (8th highest)
> Cost of living: 6.0% more expensive than US avg.

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New Jersey
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $171,760 per household (the highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 51.2% (9th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $250,000+ per household (the highest – tied)
> Median household income: $85,751 (3rd highest)
> Cost of living: 15.2% more expensive than US avg.