Brief The Upper Middle Class Continued to Grow from 2014 to 2019
Stephen Rose
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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.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being
Tags Employment and income data Wealth inequality
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center