About half of Americans, 52% of U.S. adults, are considered “middle class,” according to analysis by the Pew Research Center.
That’s remained relatively stable since 2011, when Pew found that 51% of Americans were considered middle class. That said, those who are considered middle class varies widely based on where you live, as well as how many people live with you. Race, education, age and marital status also play a role.
To help you figure out where you stand, Pew Research rolled out a new calculator on Thursday that tells you whether you’re part of the upper, middle or lower class. The calculator, which uses the latest available data from 2018, allows you to put in your state, metropolitan area, household income before taxes and the number of people in your household to run the basic calculation.
About half of U.S. adults (52%) lived in middle-income households in 2018, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Roughly three-in-ten (29%) were in lower-income households and 19% were in upper-income households.
Our calculator below, updated with 2018 data, lets you find out which group you are in – first compared with other adults in your metropolitan area and among American adults overall, and then compared with other adults in the United States similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status…
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