This Is How Much You Need To Make To Be In The Top 1% Of Each State

By on March 27, 2017 in ArticlesEntertainment

There's been a lot of talk lately about the 1%. Who they are, how they got so wealthy, what power they wield, etc. They are the halves and the rest of us are the have nots – well to an extent. There's a big difference between the 1% and the 99%. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at the median incomes and the cost of living in each state and calculate how much someone who lives there would have to earn to be considered part of the 1% in their state (and the District of Columbia).

Alabama

1%: $655,097

Average Income of the 99%: $38,854

Alaska

1%: $833,117

Average Income of the 99%: $63,226

Arizona

1%: $784,469

Average Income of the 99%: $38,354

Arkansas

1%: $750,101

Average Income of the 99%: $36,421

California

1%: $1,411,375

Average Income of the 99%: $48,899

Colorado

1%: $1,101,214

Average Income of the 99%: $54,809

Connecticut

1%: $2,402,339

Average Income of the 99%: $56,445

Delaware

1%: $768,109

Average Income of the 99%: $48,371

District of Columbia

1%: $1,531,432

Average Income of the 99%: $63,100

Florida

1%: $1,264,774

Average Income of the 99%: $36,530

Georgia

1%: $857,728

Average Income of the 99%: $40,095

Hawaii

1%: $690,073

Average Income of the 99%: $51,033

Idaho

1%: $738,278

Average Income of the 99%: $45,254

Illinois

1%: $1,207,547

Average Income of the 99%: $48,684

Indiana

1%: $717,688

Average Income of the 99%: $43,426

Iowa

1%: $714,758

Average Income of the 99%: $51,248

Kansas

1%: $981,279

Average Income of the 99%: $50,367

Kentucky

1%: $619,585

Average Income of the 99%: $37,371

Louisiana

1%: $859,619

Average Income of the 99%: $41,600

Maine

1%: $612,494

Average Income of the 99%: $41,165

Maryland

1%: $1,024,110

Average Income of the 99%: $60,172

Massachusetts

1%: $1,692,079

Average Income of the 99%: $56,115

Michigan

1%: $834,008

Average Income of the 99%: $37,896

Minnesota

1%: $1,035,928

Average Income of the 99%: $52,689

Mississippi

1%: $565,813

Average Income of the 99%: $33,383

Missouri

1%: $833,823

Average Income of the 99%: $41,641

Montana

1%: $730,864

Average Income of the 99%: $42,013

Nebraska

1%: $872,892

Average Income of the 99%: $57,076

Nevada

1%: $1,386,448

Average Income of the 99%: $36,169

New Hampshire

1%: $1,011,141

Average Income of the 99%: $56,475

New Jersey

1%: $1,453,741

Average Income of the 99%: $57,447

New Mexico

1%: $593,739

Average Income of the 99%: $33,383

New York

1%: $2,006,632

Average Income of the 99%: $44,163

North Carolina

1%: $745,686

Average Income of the 99%: $42,162

North Dakota

1%: $1,282,551

Average Income of the 99%: $61,178

Ohio

1%: $752,582

Average Income of the 99%: $42,391

Oklahoma

1%: $930,201

Average Income of the 99%: $44,849

Oregon

1%: $754,431

Average Income of the 99%: $40,179

Pennsylvania

1%: $926,051

Average Income of the 99%: $45,781

Rhode Island

1%: $884,509

Average Income of the 99%: $47,545

South Carolina

1%: $668,739

Average Income of the 99%: $36,950

South Dakota

1%: $1,025,091

Average Income of the 99%: $53,213

Tennessee

1%: $820,373

Average Income of the 99%: $40,156

Texas

1%: $1,301,618

Average Income of the 99%: $48,350

Utah

1%: $940,662

Average Income of the 99%: $50,367

Vermont

1%: $735,607

Average Income of the 99%: $45,719

Virginia

1%: $987,607

Average Income of the 99%: $55,743

Washington

1%: $1,100,186

Average Income of the 99%: $50,372

West Virginia

1%: $488,634

Average Income of the 99%: $34,407

Wisconsin

1%: $888,121

Average Income of the 99%: $46,669

Wyoming

1%: $2,118,167

Average Income of the 99%: $52,196

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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