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A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

A proposed ‘wealth test’ could favor immigrants who earn 250% above the poverty rate, and it could be one of the Trump administration̵...

The Trump administration has proposed a rule to weigh immigrants' income levels when determining if they will be a burden on American taxpayers, and if they should therefore be prevented from legally immigrating to the United States.

Singapore refutes Oxfam report on its performance in tackling inequality

The Republic may not spend as much as other countries on healthcare and education, but the outcomes it achieves in these areas are significant, and better than most.
It takes an annual income of $77,000 to be considered rich in Miami.

31 cities where you could be considered ‘rich’ if you earn less than $100,000

GoBankingRates released a new study that measures wealth in American cities where residents are considered "rich" earning less than $100,000 annually. The study defined being rich as earning more than 80% of the people in your city.
Younger workers tend to have lower incomes than older workers.

Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age

We estimated the median income for full-time, year-round American workers at each year of age using data from the Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey available from the Minnesota Population Center's Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The results show an interesting pattern.
Texas is getting more expensive.

20 American cities where life is quickly getting more expensive for the middle class

The cost of living has quickly gone up in these 20 American cities over the past year making it harder for the middle class to live comfortably. The Southwest is becoming more expensive — one major factor in rising expenses is higher gas prices.

Americans in almost every state saw their incomes go up last year

According to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report, personal income rose in every state except North Dakota between 2016 and 2017.
When it comes to income inequality, southern states appear to have it the worst.

Income inequality is growing across the US — here’s how bad it is in every state

Income inequality — the gap between the rich and the poor — is getting bigger in the US. But it's not the same in each state. See how your state stacks up.

Here’s the salary you need to be in the top 50% of earners in 50 major US cities

We've highlighted the annual household income required to be in the top 50% in 50 major US metro areas, from lowest to highest income needed.
A map of income disparities in the New York City area.

Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between American cities and the rest of the country

This interactive map of wealth in the US shows that today's economy leaves behind large parts of America.
How much money it takes to be "rich" is highest in San Francisco.

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 27 major US cities

Rich people earn at least two times the US's median household income. But how much money that takes varies from city to city.