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Middle Class in Los Angeles County

Family, Economic, Middle Class

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In 2020, the Pew Research Center offered an income calculator, based upon 2018 data, to determine where you are among economic groups. We ran the numbers for households of one to six persons in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area (L.A. and Orange Counties). The average household size in Los Angeles County is 2.99 persons. Pew results showed income groups based upon 2018 income data. We adjusted their results for inflation, 2018-2022, in order to project the income data for 2022 in the table below.

Persons in Household Household Income
Lower Class Middle Class Upper Class
1 Up to $38,630 $38,631 to $115,892 $115,893+
2 Up to $54,631 $54,632 to $163,895 $163,896+
3 Up to $66,909 $66,910 to $200,730 $200,731+
4 Up to $77,260 $77,261 to $231,783 $231,784+
5 Up to $86,381 $86,382 to $259,142 $259,143+
6 Up to $94,625 $94,626 to $283,876 $283,877+
7 Up to $102,207 $102,208 to $306,620 $306,621+

Source: Pew Research Center

According to the Pew Research Center, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area, 33 percent of households in 2021 were within the lower economic class, 49 percent were within the middle class, and 17 percent were within the upper class.

Also see Median Income by Community in Los Angeles County.