So, what are the ways in which the middle class is measured? While income is generally the most common metric when comparing lower, middle and upper class, there are several other ways economists, analysts and others have measured what being "middle-class" really means in the U.S. Income In terms of income, Pew Research Center has designated that a middle-class income is between 67% and 200% of the median income (based on numbers from 2016. And, according to Pew, over half (52% to be exact, as per a 2018 report) of Americans lived in a middle-class financial state (or, in a middle-income household).
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