Are you in the American middle class?
Pew Research Center’s new analysis shows that the American middle class lost ground in the vast majority of metropolitan areas from 2000 to 2014, and the shares of adults in the lower- and upper-income ranks rose in most areas. There was more movement into the upper-income tier in about half the areas, while in the other half there was more movement downward.
Step 1: See where you are in the distribution of Americans by income tier. Enter the location that best describes where you live, your household income and the number of people in your household. The calculator adjusts for the cost of living in your area.
Based on your household income and the number of people in your household, you are in the tktk income tier, along with tktk% of adults in tktk.
in each income tier
Step 2: Now compare yourself to others in the U.S. with your demographic profile
Among all American adults with your education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status, tktk% are lower income, tktk% are middle income and tktk% are upper income.