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Here's how much money middle-class families earn in every US state

The American middle class is shrinking and the median income of those considered middle class is decreasing.

"Nationally, the median income of middle-income households decreased from $77,898 in 1999 to $72,919 in 2014, a loss of 6%," reports Pew Research Center.

That's scaled to reflect a three-person household. After all, "the income it takes to be middle-income varies by household size, with smaller households requiring less to support the same lifestyle as larger households," Pew explains.

In addition to breaking down the national middle-income range for various household sizes, Pew highlighted the median income of middle-class families by state, scaled to reflect a three-person household.

It's important to note that there's more to class than income — "middle class" can also be defined by net worth, education and occupation, for example — but household income can be a useful tool by which to group people.

Here's the full breakdown of how much money three-person middle-class families earn in every U.S. state.

ALABAMA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,781

Birmingham, Alabama.
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Birmingham, Alabama.

ALASKA

Median household income of middle-class families: $80,230

Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska

ARIZONA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,895

Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona

ARKANSAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,245

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas

CALIFORNIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,197

Suburbs of San Diego, Calif.
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Suburbs of San Diego, Calif.

COLORADO

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,364

Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado

CONNECTICUT

Median household income of middle-class families: $78,262

Homes in Connecticut
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Homes in Connecticut

DELAWARE

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,450

Wilmington, Delaware.
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Wilmington, Delaware.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Median household income of middle-class families: $76,999

Washington, DC
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Washington, DC

FLORIDA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,124

Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida

GEORGIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,845

Macon, Georgia
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Macon, Georgia

HAWAII

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,529

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii

IDAHO

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,476

Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho

ILLINOIS

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,257

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People walk on the pedestrian bridge through Millennium Park in Chicago.

INDIANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,352

Downtown Indianapolis
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Downtown Indianapolis

IOWA

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,953

West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa

KANSAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,250

Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas

KENTUCKY

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,926

Prospect is outside of Louisville, Kentucky
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Prospect is outside of Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISIANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,928

French quarter, New Orleans
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French quarter, New Orleans

MAINE

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,454

Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine

MARYLAND

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,416

A homeowner trims her yard in the Kenwood Park neighborhood on Dec. 10, 2016 in Bethesda, Md.
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A homeowner trims her yard in the Kenwood Park neighborhood on Dec. 10, 2016 in Bethesda, Md.

MASSACHUSETTS

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,965

Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts

MICHIGAN

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,248

Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan

MINNESOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $76,310

An early morning jog around Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota.
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An early morning jog around Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota.

MISSISSIPPI

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,391

Vicksburg, Mississippi.
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Vicksburg, Mississippi.

MISSOURI

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,646

Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri

MONTANA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,813

Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana

NEBRASKA

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,432

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska

NEVADA

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,589

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,647

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,768

Pedestrians walk along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Pedestrians walk along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City, New Jersey.

NEW MEXICO

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,680

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

NEW YORK

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,227

Sunset over New York skyline, on the subway overground train station.
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Sunset over New York skyline, on the subway overground train station.

NORTH CAROLINA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,342

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina

NORTH DAKOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,801

Newly built apartments and condos for oil field workers on the edge of Watford City, North Dakota.
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Newly built apartments and condos for oil field workers on the edge of Watford City, North Dakota.

OHIO

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,458

Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio

OKLAHOMA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,249

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

OREGON

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,971

Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon

PENNSYLVANIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $73,659

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Philadelphia skyline

RHODE ISLAND

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,908

Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island

SOUTH CAROLINA

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,752

Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina

SOUTH DAKOTA

Median household income of middle-class families: $77,176

South Dakota
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South Dakota

TENNESSEE

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,744

People in Market Square on market day in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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People in Market Square on market day in Knoxville, Tennessee.

TEXAS

Median household income of middle-class families: $72,542

Westlake, Texas
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Westlake, Texas

UTAH

Median household income of middle-class families: $71,367

A scene showing 25th Street in Ogden, Utah.
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A scene showing 25th Street in Ogden, Utah.

VERMONT

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,540

Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont

VIRGINIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,999

Richmond, Virginia.
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Richmond, Virginia.

WASHINGTON

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,183

Belltown, Seattle neighborhood
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Belltown, Seattle neighborhood

WEST VIRGINIA

Median household income of middle-class families: $70,838

West Virginia Capital Building.
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West Virginia Capital Building.

WISCONSIN

Median household income of middle-class families: $74,577

Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin

WYOMING

Median household income of middle-class families: $75,811

Jackson Lake, Wyoming.
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Jackson Lake, Wyoming.