Interactive map: See how much the middle class has lost in your county

Middle class’ glory days long past

Michigan’s middle-class families are making do with a lot less money than their parents. The median household income in most counties has plummeted more than $1,000 per month from its peak. In some counties, median household income peaked in 1969 when Richard Nixon was president. All figures in inflation-adjusted 2015 dollars.

Source: U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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