But one could argue that the upper classis larger than that if you look at America as a whole. The Upper Middle Class Philip Date According to census data from 2015, 6.1% of households bring in $200,000 and higher every year and 14.1% bring in between $100,000 and $150,000. This is the upper middle class. AnUrban Institutepaper argued that what they referred to as upper middle class, or those witha three-person household income between to$100,000and$350,000,has grown from 12.9% of the population in 1979 to 29.4% in 2014. It found that people with higher incomes saw their earnings grow faster than those with lower incomes. "The idea that the real divide is between ordinary members of the bottom 99% and the rich 1% is a dangerous one, since it makes it easier for those in the upper middle class toconvince themselvesthey are in the same economic boat as the rest of America; theyre not," wroteNathan JooandRichard V.Reevesof the Brookings Institution. The Middle Middle Class and Lower Middle Class Getty Images Given that"upper middle class" turns out to be a synonym for wealthy, the true middle class includes the middle middle class and the lower middle class. The Census Bureau says that 41.5% of American households brought in between $35,000 and $100,000 in 2015. Twenty-six percent of American households earn more than that and 32% earn less. While this gives us a good idea of the incomes of the average American middle class household, the definitions of this group vary.
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Patrick's Day weekend in Chicago It's go time, Chicago. Get your fat pants ready for corned beef, your walking shoes ready for bar crawls and your greenest shirt ready to be doused in Jameson. St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and nobody does it like Chicago. Drink more, walk less: 17 bars near the St. Patrick's Day river dyeing ceremony The Chicago River is scheduled to go on its annual Irish dye-it (of nothing but greens) this Saturday, March 11, at 9 a.m. If St. Patricks Day festivitiestake you to the morning ceremony, you can wet your whistle or grab a bite at these bars and restaurants within walking distance of the downtown... Best Chicago happy hour deals: March 9-15 As we near the end of the week, its time to start priming your mind and alcohol tolerance for the weekend.
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