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Study: Columbus' Middle Class Population Has Declined In The Last 14 Years

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the population of the middle class in the Columbus metro area fell nearly 7 percent from 2000 and 2014, to less than 52-percent. The lower and upper income populations each rose more than three-percent over the same period. The middle class is described as three-person households with incomes between 42 thousand and 125 thousand dollars a year.

Full study results are available through this link:

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2016/05/11/americas-shrinking-middle-class-a-close-look-at-changes-within-metropolitan-areas/

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.