Friday, January 9, 2015

Middle Income Households in Herkimer County

Based on the 2013 ACS data for Herkimer County, the graphic below provides some insight into income quintiles for household in the county. By breaking the income levels into quintiles (or five equal parts, each representing 20% of the households in the county), you can see that the middle quintile ranges from roughly $36,000 to just over $59,000.

Don't make the mistake of equating middle income with middle class ! Class definitions generally incorporate income levels but are rarely limited to ONLY a household's earnings.