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Here's how much you have to earn to be in the top 1% in the 25 biggest US cities

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What it means to be among the top one percent of earners depends significantly on where you live.

For example, if you live in San Francisco, California, your household would have to earn $785,946 a year to join the one percent club. If you live in Red Bluff, California, which is about 200 miles north of San Francisco, your household would have to earn less than $200,000 a year to qualify.

That's according to a 2013 Economic Policy Institute report that looks at income inequality in the U.S. by state, metro area, and county.

Below, CNBC rounded up the annual income required to be in the top one percent in the 25 largest U.S. cities by population. We also included the average annual income of the top one percent. All data comes from the EPI.

Cities are listed in ascending order of income threshold of the top one percent.

El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas.
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Metro: El Paso, TX
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $248,104
Average annual income of the top one percent: $482,255

Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
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Metro: Columbus, OH
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $379,250
Average annual income of the top one percent: $854,317

Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona.
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Metro: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $379,321
Average annual income of the top one percent: $878,773

San Antonio, Texas
Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
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Metro: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $379,336
Average annual income of the top one percent: $968,860

Memphis, Tennessee
BB King's Company Store and music venues in legendary Beale Street entertainment district of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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Metro: Memphis, TN-MS-AR
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $380,872
Average annual income of the top one percent: $865,735

Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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Metro: Jacksonville, FL
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $393,178
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,034,728

Detroit, Michigan
Cars drive down Grand River Avenue in Detroit with the city's skyline in the background.
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Metro: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $393,639
Average annual income of the top one percent: $966,959

Indianapolis, Indiana
Downtown Indianapolis
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Metro: Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $405,486
Average annual income of the top one percent: $929,867

Charlotte, North Carolina
The skyline of Charlotte, N.C., as seen from Marshall Park.
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Metro: Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $434,065
Average annual income of the top one percent: $989,409

Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, TN
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Metro: Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $441,874
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,023,883

San Diego, California
San Diego
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Metro: San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $468,862
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,072,946

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Metro: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $489,305
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,145,336

Dallas, Texas/ Fort Worth, Texas*
Dallas, Texas.
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Metro: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $502,229
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,332,359

*Dallas, the ninth largest U.S. city, and Fort Worth, the 16th largest, are part of the same metro area.

Denver, Colorado
Skyline of Denver, Colorado
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Metro: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $507,243
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,179,227

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
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Metro: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $513,715
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,455,805

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago skyline.
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Metro: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $524,009
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,388,095

Austin, Texas
Kayaking in Austin, Texas.
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Metro: Austin-Round Rock, TX
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $543,424
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,418,898

Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
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Metro: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $547,231
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,306,521

Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC
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Metro: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $575,237
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,194,446

Houston, Texas
Houston Metrorail Light rail train
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Metro: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $606,286
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,691,321

New York, New York
View of skyline and commercial real estate in New York City.
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Metro: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $672,795
Average annual income of the top one percent: $2,156,193

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts
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Metro: Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $701,776
Average annual income of the top one percent: $1,963,545

San Francisco, California
San Francisco
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Metro: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $785,946
Average annual income of the top one percent: $2,168,628

San Jose, California
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Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Annual income required to be in the top one percent: $964,238
Average annual income of the top one percent: $2,732,379

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