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Middle class incomes vary for every state in the US

The income categories for the middle class have undergone significant changes over the years.

And depending on where you live and how much you earn, you can determine which income bracket your household falls into.

So what salary qualifies as “middle class”?

A new report from GOBankingRates pulled together data from the US Census Bureau to find out which wage scale is considered middle class for all 50 states.

Middle class income is defined as households with a salary of two-thirds, which is double the U.S. median household income.

According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, the average median household income in 2022 was $73,914, which would put the national income for the middle class between $49,271 and $147,828.

New Jersey’s median state income in 2022 was $96,346, which was one of the highest.

Households in the Garden State can earn between $60,000 and $190,000 and still be considered middle class.

The top 10 represents an income range that qualifies as middle class

  1. Maryland income range: $65,641 to $196,922
  2. New Jersey income range: $64,751 to $194,252
  3. Massachusetts income range: $64,337 to $193,010
  4. Hawaii income range: $63,209 to $189,628
  5. California income range: $61,270 to $183,810
  6. New Hampshire income range: $60,563 to $181,690
  7. Washington income range: $60,217 to $180,650
  8. Connecticut income range: $60,142 to $180,426
  9. Colorado income range: $58,399 to $175,196
  10. Virginia income range: $58,166 to $174,498