How much money do you need to make to be considered middle class in North Carolina? How about in other states?
Business Insider recently released the information using the median income numbers from the US Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey.
The middle class in North Carolina ranges from $30,604 to $91,812 a year. The state’s median household income was $45,906.
The study listed the Tar Heel state at No. 41 for the highest middle class earnings, including the District of Columbia.
Maryland had the highest-earning middle class, ranging from $48,322 to $144,966 with a median household income of $72,483.
Mississippi had the lowest-earning middle class, ranging from $25,309 to $75,926 with a median household income of $37,963.
The middle class in every state in the country shrunk between 2000 and 2013, according to a recent analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline blog.