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United States Income Distribution and Middle Class

According to US Census Bureau, middle class is defined as families with income in middle three income quintiles. In 2010, income level for each quin tile is:

Quin tile Lowest Income Share of US Household Income
5th $99,891 50.3%
4th $62,150 23.1%
3rd $39,211 14.6%
2rd $20,699 8.5%
1rd 3.3%

If you household income was between $20,699 to $99,891, you belong to United States middle class.


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