The Upper Middle Class Continued to Grow from 2014 to 2019

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The Upper Middle Class Continued to Grow from 2014 to 2019

February 24, 2021

Abstract

This update of a 2016 brief shows that the combined size of the upper middle class and rich grew from 31 to 39 percent of independent adults (heads of household spouses, and roommates) from 2014 to 2019. It also shows that this group in 2019 was mainly composed of married couples, non-Hispanic whites, and those with four-year or graduate degrees.

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