Special Report

Income It Takes to Be Considered Rich in Your State

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Oklahoma
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $107,252 per household (7th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 50.9% (17th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $194,523 per household (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $54,449 (8th lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.6% less expensive than US avg.

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Oregon
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $129,218 per household (18th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 48.6% (13th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $229,747 per household (21st highest)
> Median household income: $67,058 (18th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.1% more expensive than US avg.

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Pennsylvania
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $124,987 per household (20th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 50.9% (15th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $233,467 per household (20th highest)
> Median household income: $63,463 (23rd highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% less expensive than US avg.

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Rhode Island
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $133,423 per household (16th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 49.5% (20th lowest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $235,524 per household (17th highest)
> Median household income: $71,169 (15th highest)
> Cost of living: 0.7% less expensive than US avg.

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South Carolina
> Annual income needed to be in the top 20% of earners: $112,365 per household (16th lowest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 50.9% (16th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $204,826 per household (19th lowest)
> Median household income: $56,227 (10th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.9% less expensive than US avg.

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