Pew Poll: Are You In the American Middle Class?

We often hear that the American middle class is vanishing. However, roughly half of the country qualifies as middle class. Where do you fit in? Find out with this income calculator

Where Do You Fit In?

About half of American adults lived in middle-income households in 2014, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. In percentage terms, 51% of adults lived in middle-income households. 29% in lower-income households, and 20% in upper-income households.

The calculator at the link below lets you find out which group you are in. First compared with other adults in your metropolitan area and among American adults overall. Then compared with other adults in the U.S. similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.

See calculator here.

Download the City Vs City app to see how much income you would need to maintain or improve your standard of living in a different U.S. city – accounting for ALL the taxes you’d pay in each one!