In today's USA how much income/year can be considered as "middle -class" ?
Middle class is the class who are neither rich nor poor. They can afford a quiet comfortable lifestyle, may own a house, one or more cars and has regular source of incomes. Now, as the cost of living is increasing and the economy is going down and down, how much income is needed in today's America to be in the middle - classes.
From the last figures that I heard, the average median household income for the country is 51,413. The poverty line for a 3 person household is just over 19,090. If you are looking for the middle class, those are probably the best indicators that you can get. A "middle class" family would be making more than 19,090, and less than 51,413 if you are going by the averages.
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When it comes to income, the median statistic is a better indicator than the average number so that the super rich does not skew the average. The median income in the United States is roughly 50,000 a year in the 2012.
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