Middle Class No Longer The Majority In Southern California: Report

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The middle class is no longer the majority in Southern California.

A new report issued by the Pew Research Center this week showed 47 percent of adults in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area were of middle income, which is defined nationally as about $42,000 for a household of three.

The middle class is relatively small in the Los Angeles region “because the share of adults who are lower income is greater than average” compared with other U.S. metropolitan areas, according to the “America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look At Changes Within Metropolitan Areas” report.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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