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    So What Percentile is YOUR Household?

    Since we've had so much talk of the 99% and the 1%, what Percentile does your own Household fall under?

    [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Distribution_of_Annual_Household_Income_in_the_United_States.png/800px-Distribution_of_Annual_Household_Income_in_the_United_States.png[/IMG]

    Income range Households
    (thousands) Percent Percentile Mean number of earners Mean household size

    [U]$0 to $25,000 (28.22%) 0.6 1.9[/U]
    Under $2,500 0%
    $2,500 to $4,999 2.26%
    $5,000 to $7,499 3.48%
    $7,500 to $9,999 5.68%
    $10,000 to $12,499 8.64%
    $12,500 to $14,999 12.18%
    $15,000 to $17,499 15.31%
    $17,500 to $19,999 18.63%
    $20,000 to $22,499 21.66%
    $22,500 to $24,999 25.24%

    [U]$25,000 to $50,000 (26.65%) 1 2.5[/U]
    $25,000 to $27,499 28.22%
    $27,500 to $29,999 31.70%
    $30,000 to $32,499 34.25%
    $32,500 to $34,999 37.71%
    $35,000 to $37,499 40.12%
    $37,500 to $39,999 43.08%
    $40,000 to $42,499 45.40%
    $42,500 to $44,999 48.38%
    National Median $44,389 50.00%
    $45,000 to $47,499 50.40%
    $47,500 to $49,999 52.78%

    [U]$50,000 to $75,000 (18.27%) 2 3[/U]
    $50,000 to $52,499 54.87%
    $52,500 to $54,999 57.58%
    $55,000 to $57,499 59.35%
    $57,500 to $59,999 61.48%
    $60,000 to $62,499 63.05%
    $62,500 to $64,999 65.31%
    $65,000 to $67,499 66.87%
    $67,500 to $69,999 68.72%
    $70,000 to $72,499 70.16%
    $72,500 to $74,999 71.90%

    [U]$75,000 to $100,000 (10.93%) 2 3[/U]
    $75,000 to $77,499 73.14%
    $77,500 to $79,999 74.73%
    $80,000 to $82,499 75.84%
    $82,500 to $84,999 77.31%
    $85,000 to $87,499 78.38%
    $87,500 to $89,999 79.63%
    $90,000 to $92,499 80.49%
    $92,500 to $94,999 81.62%
    $95,000 to $97,499 82.43%
    $97,500 to $99,999 83.33%

    [U]$100,000 or more (15.93%)[/U]
    $100,000 to $149,999 84.07%
    $150,000 to $199,999 93.96%
    $200,000 to $249,999 97.13%
    $250,000 and above 98.50%

    Original Chart found here: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States[/url]

    Source: US Census Bureau, 2005

    So, where doues your houshold rank? Are you a 10%'er? A 1%'er?

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    I'd like to see the numbers for people in the NYC metro area.

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    [QUOTE=chiefst2000;4268302]I'd like to see the numbers for people in the NYC metro area.[/QUOTE]

    Why? What difference does that make?

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    84.07% (13%er or whatever it works out to)

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    [QUOTE=AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite;4268322]84.07% (13%er or whatever it works out to)[/QUOTE]

    Same here too bad that makes us very very average in this area. I wish I was making the same amount in Tenn. or something like that.

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    [QUOTE=LanceMehl;4268594]Same here too bad that makes us very very average in this area. I wish I was making the same amount in Tenn. or something like that.[/QUOTE]

    Well, I make it in the Dallas area.

    But your point is right.

    Where you live truly matters.

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    Well, according to that chart, me and the wifey are 2.87 percenters....but that's in Nassau County, Long Island, which definitely dilutes "wealth" significantly. I LOL at anyone who can even remotely categorize us as "rich." We hover around middle-middle class as far as I'm concerned.

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    [QUOTE=shakin318;4268677]Well, according to that chart, me and the wifey are 2.87 percenters....but that's in Nassau County, Long Island, which definitely dilutes "wealth" significantly. I LOL at anyone who can even remotely categorize us as "rich." We hover around middle-middle class as far as I'm concerned.[/QUOTE]

    Even here in Charlotte 200 to 250K is middle class. Your (Nassau) property taxes may be higher than ours and possibly the initial home, but a nice home here in "southpark" is well over 500K and the median is probably 700K.

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    3-4%er

    for someone who's supposed to be rich, I'm not feeling it. :mad:

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4268735]Even here in Charlotte 200 to 250K is middle class.[/QUOTE]

    While the chart certainly isn't factoring in cost of living, your post does raise the issue of how we define "middle class" specificly. I get the distinct feeling that term gets used to mean whatever the politician or political poster wants it to mean at the moment they use it, and it could mean something else the next time.

    Middle Class, if we look at the chart and use the general difinition of middle, would be what, the central 1/3 of the chart? So (eyeballing it here) $30,000 to $60,000 houshold income, or thereabouts.

    If you look at the fact that median household is only in the 40K region, alot of folks are living at that rate or below.

    In any event, these numbers put alot of things in perspective.

    P.S. You notice, our liberal friends never ever want to post in this kind of thread, and certainly won't mention what percentile they're in personally. Not one of our libs has seen fit to comment as yet.;)

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4268836]

    P.S. You notice, our liberal friends never ever want to post in this kind of thread, and certainly won't mention what percentile they're in personally. Not one of our libs has seen fit to comment as yet.;)[/QUOTE]

    why don't you go first tough guy

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4268837]why don't you go first tough guy[/QUOTE]

    Top 15%'er myself.

    Your turn.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4268843]Top 15%'er myself.

    Your turn.[/QUOTE]

    im in the 7th percent.

    i dont know how this information will be used against me but Im sure it will

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4268845]im in the 7th percent.

    i dont know how this information will be used against me but Im sure it will[/QUOTE]

    Stop whining.:rolleyes:

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    50%, yo...

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4268836]While the chart certainly isn't factoring in cost of living, your post does raise the issue of how we define "middle class" specificly. I get the distinct feeling that term gets used to mean whatever the politician or political poster wants it to mean at the moment they use it, and it could mean something else the next time.

    Middle Class, if we look at the chart and use the general difinition of middle, would be what, the central 1/3 of the chart? So (eyeballing it here) $30,000 to $60,000 houshold income, or thereabouts.

    If you look at the fact that median household is only in the 40K region, alot of folks are living at that rate or below.

    In any event, these numbers put alot of things in perspective.

    P.S. You notice, our liberal friends never ever want to post in this kind of thread, and certainly won't mention what percentile they're in personally. Not one of our libs has seen fit to comment as yet.;)[/QUOTE]

    Fish I understand.




    I make a very nice living, NO NUMBERS, but I am fine. BUT, if I want a pension of say 50K a year from 62 to death PLUS health insurance, I have to save in excess of 1.2 to 1.5 million, so much of my income goes there. If I want to reture at 55...I'd need 2 million.

    That puts in perspective, the value of what others take for entitlement.

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    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4268865]Fish I understand.




    I make a very nice living, NO NUMBERS, but I am fine. BUT, if I want a pension of say 50K a year from 62 to death PLUS health insurance, I have to save in excess of 1.2 to 1.5 million, so much of my income goes there. If I want to reture at 55...I'd need 2 million.

    That puts in perspective, the value of what others take for entitlement.[/QUOTE]

    Amen brother! This is the fact that others so easily forget or ignore. The value of government defined benefits pensions. They are worth between 1.5 to 2million in retirement dollars. As a govt worker with a defined benefit pension one could go through life without ever saving a dime and still live really well in retirement. The private sector suckers have to scrimp and save their whole lives and even then rarely get to the point of having the million + in liquid net worth required to live comfortably in retirement.

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    [QUOTE=chiefst2000;4268878]They are POTENTIALLY worth between 1.5 to 2million in retirement dollars.[/quote]

    Fixed your post. They're only worth whats actually collected.

    On this, I'd prefer to see a chart (like the one ion the OP) that covers not income, but annual compensation, in all forms, income, health coverage (if paid by employer), vacation and sick time, pention/retirement programs, stock options, boinuses, etc.

    Would make for a much better chart, tbh.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4268845]im in the 7th percent.

    i dont know how this information will be used against me but Im sure it will[/QUOTE]

    Decadent capitalist pig

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4268881]Fixed your post. They're only worth whats actually collected.

    On this, I'd prefer to see a chart (like the one ion the OP) that covers not income, but annual compensation, in all forms, income, health coverage (if paid by employer), vacation and sick time, pention/retirement programs, stock options, boinuses, etc.

    Would make for a much better chart, tbh.[/QUOTE]

    But doesn't change the fact that a federal or state worker, retiring at 55 would need 1.5 million banked to have the guaranteed pension they take for granted.

    I LOVE how these employees accrue unused sick time also. 20 years of 10 unused sick days and they walk out with a check for basically there annual compensation. NO PRIVATE company does that. NONE!

    Wonder why?

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