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What's A Middle-Class Income?

What does "middle class" mean to you?

Forty percent of Americans with family incomes below $20,000 say they're middle class. So do a third of those with incomes of $150,000 or more (source).

Planet Money Question of the Day:

What income makes a family middle class?

Please specify:

  1. City or region
  2. Family size
  3. A numerical range

So: Middle class — in a given area, for a given family size — means an income of more than "x" and less than "y."

Want national data? See table A-1 on p. 33 of this report.

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