If America were 100 homes, the vast majority, 76 of them, would earn below $100,000. Those living along poverty lines in most states, making less than $25,000, would live in 24 of the homes. Meanwhile, those making just above $300,000, which includes your Hollywood mansions, your fancy “cribs,” and your Hampton holiday houses, would live in just one of the 100 homes.
Those living in homes that make less than $25,000 per year would outnumber the number of homes making more than $150,000 by more than twice. And while many people believe you need to make somewhere between $50,000 and $125,000 to be considered middle class in America, the actual numbers suggest between $25,000 and $100,000.
So many of us are living in poverty or at least very poor conditions. This visualization by TitleMax helps us come to terms with the realities of our current class structure in the U.S.
Infographic by: www.titlemax.com