How much you need to be rich in every state

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How much you need to be rich in every state

What does it mean to be rich? Many people associate it with a specific dollar amount, like having an annual salary of $100,000. But an income of $100,000 can take your further in South Dakota than in California.

To understand what “rich” means in every state, we looked at what the annual income would need to be to put someone in the top 25% and top 10% of earners in that state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mississippi has the lowest threshold for the top 10%, at just $69,720. But you would need to earn at least $164,200 annually in Washington, D.C. to be in the top 10% of earners. That’s by far the highest threshold for the top 10% of earners in the U.S.

In 14 states, you would need an annual income of at least $100,000 to be in the top 10% of earners. Most states (34) require you to earn between $75,000 and $100,000 annually if you want to be in the state’s top 10%.

Here’s a breakdown for each state.

Alabama

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $53,310
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $79,630

Alaska

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $73,460
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $103,080

Arizona

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $58,660
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $90,730

Arkansas

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $49,140
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $73,310

California

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $73,110
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $117,590

Colorado

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $67,570
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $104,110

Connecticut

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $75,060
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $110,770

Delaware

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $65,330
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $100,550

District of Columbia

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $117,820
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $164,200

Florida

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $54,450
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $82,490

Georgia

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $58,950
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $92,480

Hawaii

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $64,050
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $96,270

Idaho

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $52,580
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $78,260

Illinois

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $66,670
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $101,170

Indiana

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $54,530
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $79,410

Iowa

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $55,810
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $80,040

Kansas

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $54,970
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $80,980

Kentucky

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $52,470
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $76,150

Louisiana

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $52,620
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $76,890

Maine

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $55,640
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $80,190

Maryland

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $74,300
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $115,230

Massachusetts

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $78,870
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $121,350

Michigan

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $60,970
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $91,320

Minnesota

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $65,690
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $98,270

Mississippi

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $47,550
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $69,720

Missouri

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $56,480
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $83,570

Montana

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $53,250
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $76,610

Nebraska

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $56,420
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $81,770

Nevada

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $55,790
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $83,360

New Hampshire

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $62,590
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $96,690

New Jersey

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $72,700
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $111,920

New Mexico

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $55,510
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $85,340

New York

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $75,610
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $119,950

North Carolina

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $56,100
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $86,970

North Dakota

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $60,040
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $83,530

Ohio

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $59,100
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $86,470

Oklahoma

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $53,060
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $79,510

Oregon

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $62,850
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $96,410

Pennsylvania

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $61,050
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $92,850

Rhode Island

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $67,900
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $100,110

South Carolina

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $52,070
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $77,740

South Dakota

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $48,550
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $70,610

Tennessee

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $53,310
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $79,360

Texas

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $60,450
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $93,670

Utah

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $58,290
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $87,930

Vermont

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $59,520
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $85,540

Virginia

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $68,440
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $110,140

Washington

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $73,060
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $110,400

West Virginia

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $51,290
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $75,710

Wisconsin

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $57,700
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $82,950

Wyoming

Annual income needed to be in the top 25% of earners: $60,770
Annual income needed to be in the top 10% of earners: $82,980

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