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    What income level do you feel represents the lower middle class?

    I've been seeing many numbers thrown out there in the media and I'm just curious as to what you all feel is the income level of an individual in the lower middle class.


    Don't go by official stats....just post what you think it is.

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    I would say it varies from state to state or in some circumstances city to city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    I would say it varies from state to state or in some circumstances city to city.
    Play along please...just throw out a number that is local to you.

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    I say it's around $40k.

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    $30k
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    Per person, 30-35k a year for here.

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    50 - 75,000 maybe? i have no idea really.
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    40k around here sounds about right.

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    Per person I would say in the low 30's here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JawZ View Post
    I say it's around $40k.
    Poverty level in NJ.

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    Ok...so the figure I see thrown around and hear about on TV and radio is $125,000. $125k is considered by many to be lower middle income.

    Obviously you can the see the disparity between perception and reality.


    I wish I made half that. I make a quarter of that and feel I'm rich lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JawZ View Post
    I've been seeing many numbers thrown out there in the media and I'm just curious as to what you all feel is the income level of an individual in the lower middle class.


    Don't go by official stats....just post what you think it is.

    TIA

    Wow....I'm poor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JawZ View Post
    Ok...so the figure I see thrown around and hear about on TV and radio is $125,000. $125k is considered by many to be lower middle income.

    Obviously you can the see the disparity between perception and reality.


    I wish I made half that. I make a quarter of that and feel I'm rich lol.
    I actually agree with you.

    I'm a Firefighter/Paramedic and our salary is obviously paid for each locality. Usually our pay is based on the cost of living in that locality, not a high paying job but enough to live reasonably with a decent house in a decent area. Our salaries are public record so anyone can see what we make, I don't know of many municipalities that pay their Fire/Police/EMS $125K a year, I think that amount is way too high. It goes to show what our tax laws are based upon.


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    40K around here for a house hold cause I figure they are looking at families not individuals.

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    I live in Vancouver,WA and a 2 bedroom apartment (1000sqft) goes for about $750....but in Colfax,WA you can get the same size apartment for about $200.

    I think it's tough to measure what is low income.

    Are you married with kids?

    Do you have 3 dogs, horses?

    Do you live outside your means?

    If I made $30,000 a year and was single I'd be fine and not low income but middle/low.

    $20,000 or less (to me) is getting into the low income range.
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    I will never complain about my salary again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Wow....I'm poor...
    Me too
    No wonder why I'm so cheap.

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    the sad part of it the millatry is poor they avg less than 30k a yr for the enlisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    40K around here for a house hold cause I figure they are looking at families not individuals.

    $125k per individual, $250k per married couple.

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