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Here's how much money middle-class families earn in every US state

Kathleen Elkins
Here's how much money middle-class families earn in every US state

The American middle class is shrinking and the median income of those considered middle class is decreasing.

"Nationally, the median income of middle-income households decreased from $77,898 in 1999 to $72,919 in 2014, a loss of 6%," reports Pew Research Center.

That's scaled to reflect a three-person household. After all, "the income it takes to be middle-income varies by household size, with smaller households requiring less to support the same lifestyle as larger households," Pew explains.

In addition to breaking down the national middle-income range for various household sizes, Pew highlighted the median income of middle-class families by state, scaled to reflect a three-person household.

It's important to note that there's more to class than income — "middle class" can also be defined by net worth, education and occupation, for example — but household income can be a useful tool by which to group people.

Here's the full breakdown of how much money three-person middle-class families earn in every U.S. state.

ALABAMA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,781

ALASKA

Median household income of middle-class families: $80,230

ARIZONA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,895

ARKANSAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,245

CALIFORNIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,197

COLORADO

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,364

CONNECTICUT

Median household income of middle-class families: $78,262

DELAWARE

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,450

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Median household income of middle-class families: $76,999

FLORIDA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,124

GEORGIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,845

HAWAII

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,529

IDAHO

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,476

ILLINOIS

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,257

INDIANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,352

IOWA

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,953

KANSAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,250

KENTUCKY

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,926

LOUISIANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,928

MAINE

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,454

MARYLAND

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,416

MASSACHUSETTS

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,965

MICHIGAN

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,248

MINNESOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $76,310

MISSISSIPPI

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,391

MISSOURI

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,646

MONTANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,813

NEBRASKA

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,432

NEVADA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,589

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,647

NEW JERSEY

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,768

NEW MEXICO

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,680

NEW YORK

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,227

NORTH CAROLINA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,342

NORTH DAKOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,801

OHIO

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,458

OKLAHOMA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,249

OREGON

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,971

PENNSYLVANIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,659

RHODE ISLAND

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,908

SOUTH CAROLINA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,752

SOUTH DAKOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,176

TENNESSEE

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,744

TEXAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,542

UTAH

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,367

VERMONT

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,540

VIRGINIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,999

WASHINGTON

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,183

WEST VIRGINIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,838

WISCONSIN

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,577

WYOMING

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,811

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