What Is the Average Middle Class Income in the United States?


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As of 2015, the United States median middle-class income nationwide is $52,250, as reported by Business Insider. The New York Times considers a United States household middle-class income in 2015 to be between $35,000 and $100,000 annually.

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The average middle-class income varies from state to state. The Pew Charitable Trust considers middle-class income to be between 67 percent and 200 percent of that state's median income. In 2015, the minimum middle-class income is lowest in Mississippi, at $25,309, and highest in Maryland, at $48,322. Since 2000, the percentage of middle-class households is shrinking in all 50 states as incomes fall, according to the New York Times.

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