Does your family make at least $31,316 per year?

According to a recent analysis by the Pew Charitable Trust, that’s what it takes to be middle class in Maine — at least 67 percent of the state’s median income.

Pew looked at the percentage of households in each state that earned between 67 percent and 200 percent of the each state’s median income, and how that number has changed between 2000 and 2013. For Maine, that means you need to make somewhere between $31,316 and $93,948, putting Maine in the lower third of the list of states.

Business Insider took that data and put it in a handy chart:

What it means to be lower class in all 50 states

The purpose of the Pew analysis was to see how the definition of middle class has changed since 2000. And it’s gotten poorer. The share of households in Maine that fall into this definition of middle class has shrank, and so has the state’s median income, adjusted for inflation.


Click here to see the analysis for every state on Pew’s website.

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