The expensive middle class status in America. Is your yearly income within the middle class range?

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The Pew Research Center defines the US middle class as those earning two-thirds to twice the median household income, which was $59,039 in 2016, meaning middle-class Americans were earning about $39,000 to $118,000.

But that number shifts as its broken down by state and even by city.

The Palo Alto Weekly, a local paper in Palo Alto, California, asked residents to report their household income and perceived social class. Out of more than 250 respondents, 81 with incomes between $10,000 to $399,999 said they were “middle class.”

Middle class” is a term used broadly — and often incorrectly — even though it can be quantified with US government data. And while the US middle class has been shrinking for decades, most Americans still consider themselves part of it. Many of the high-earning Palo Alto residents noted the high cost of living was one of the reasons they identified as being in the middle class.

But whether you’re in the “middle class” varies depending on where you live.

To get a sense of what it looks like in 25 US cities, Business Insider pulled census data from the2016 American Community Survey for the largest metropolitan statistical areas. For clarity, we listed the largest city in the MSA (some include more than one).

Below, find out how much income you have to earn to be considered in the middle class in 25 metro areas.

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Tampa, Florida: up to $102,230

• Middle-class range: $34,076 to $102,230

• Median income: $51,115

• Metro-area population: 3 million

Miami, Florida: up to $102,724

Miami, Florida: up to $102,724Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $34,241 to $102,724

• Median income: $51,362

• Metro-area population: 6.1 million

Orlando, Florida: up to $104,770

Orlando, Florida: up to $104,770Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $34,923 to $104,770

• Median income: $52,385

• Metro-area population: 2.4 million

San Antonio, Texas: up to $112,210

San Antonio, Texas: up to $112,210f11photo/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $37,403 to $112,210

• Median income: $56,105

• Metro-area population: 2.4 million

Detroit, Michigan: up to $112,284

Detroit, Michigan: up to $112,284Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $37,428 to $112,284

• Median income: $56,142

• Metro-area population: 4.3 million

Phoenix, Arizona: up to $116,150

Phoenix, Arizona: up to $116,150Gregory E. Clifford/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $38,717 to $116,150

• Median income: $58,075

• Metro-area population: 4.7 million

Riverside, California: up to $116,472

Riverside, California: up to $116,472Jon Bilous/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $38,824 to $116,472

• Median income: $58,236

• Metro-area population: 4.5 million

St. Louis, Missouri: up to $119,560

St. Louis, Missouri: up to $119,560J Byard/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $39,853 to $119,560

• Median income: $59,780

• Metro-area population: 2.8 million

Charlotte, North Carolina: up to $119,958

• Middle-class range: $39,986 to $119,958

• Median income: $59,979

• Metro-area population: 2.5 million

Houston, Texas: up to $123,416

Houston, Texas: up to $123,416Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $41,139 to $123,416

• Median income: $61,708

• Metro-area population: 6.8 million

Atlanta, Georgia: up to $125,226

• Middle-class range: $41,742 to $125,226

• Median income: $62,613

• Metro-area population: 5.8 million

Dallas, Texas: up to $127,624

Dallas, Texas: up to $127,624f11photo/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $42,541 to $127,624

• Median income: $63,812

• Metro-area population: 7.2 million

Los Angeles, California: up to $131,900

Los Angeles, California: up to $131,900Melpomene/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $43,967 to $131,900

• Median income: $65,950

• Metro-area population: 13.3 million

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: up to $131,992

• Middle-class range: $43,997 to $131,992

• Median income: $65,996

• Metro-area population: 6.1 million

Chicago, Illinois: up to $132,040

Chicago, Illinois: up to $132,040Helen Sessions/Alamy

• Middle-class range: $44,013 to $132,040

• Median income: $66,020

• Metro-area population: 9.5 million

Portland, Oregon: up to $137,352

Portland, Oregon: up to $137,352iStock/csfotoimages

• Middle-class range: $45,784 to $137,352

• Median income: $68,676

• Metro-area population: 2.4 million

San Diego, California: up to $141,648

• Middle-class range: $47,216 to $141,648

• Median income: $70,824

• Metro-area population: 3.3 million

New York City: up to $143,794

• Middle-class range: $47,931 to $143,794

• Median income: $71,897

• Metro-area population: 20.2 million

Denver, Colorado: up to $143,852

• Middle-class range: $47,951 to $143,852

• Median income: $71,926

• Metro-area population: 2.9 million

Minneapolis, Minnesota: up to $146,462

• Middle-class range: $48,821 to $146,462

• Median income: $73,231

• Metro-area population: 3.6 million

Baltimore, Maryland: up to $153,576

• Middle-class range: $51,192 to $153,576

• Median income: $76,788

• Metro-area population: 2.8 million

Seattle, Washington: up to $157,224

• Middle-class range: $52,408 to $157,224

• Median income: $78,612

• Metro-area population: 3.8 million

Boston, Massachusetts: up to $164,760

Boston, Massachusetts: up to $164,760Marcio Jose Bastos Silva/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $54,920 to $164,760

• Median income: $82,380

• Metro-area population: 4.8 million

Washington, DC: up to $191,686

Washington, DC: up to $191,686Courtesy of TripAdvisor

• Middle-class range: $63,895 to $191,686

• Median income: $95,843

• Metro-area population: 6.1 million

San Francisco, California: up to $193,354

San Francisco, California: up to $193,354Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock

• Middle-class range: $64,451 to $193,354

• Median income: $96,677

• Metro-area population: 4.7 million

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