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View Poll Results: What Is Your Household Income?
$9,999 or Less 1 0.92%
$10,000-$19,999 0 0%
$20,000-$29,999 4 3.67%
$30,000-$39,999 8 7.34%
$40,000-$49,999 7 6.42%
$50,000-$59,999 9 8.26%
$60,000-$69,999 4 3.67%
$70,000-$79,999 12 11.01%
$80,000-$89,999 8 7.34%
$90,000-$99,999 6 5.50%
$100,000-$109,999 3 2.75%
$110,000-$119,999 2 1.83%
$120,000-$129,999 7 6.42%
$130,000-$139,999 5 4.59%
$140,000-$149,999 3 2.75%
$150,000-$159,999 3 2.75%
$160,000-$169,999 4 3.67%
$170,000-$179,999 3 2.75%
$180,000-$189,999 2 1.83%
$190,000-$199,999 1 0.92%
$200,000-$209,999 0 0%
$210,000-$219,999 0 0%
$220,000-$229,999 0 0%
$230,000-$239,999 0 0%
$240,000-$249,999 2 1.83%
$250,000 And Higher 15 13.76%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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6 other people make what my family makes.

You do have to take cost of living into account. More expensive cities/states will often also pay more.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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If there was a way to prove it, I'd bet a years salary that at least half of these people are stretching it out a little, or probably a lot. I seriously doubt that rich people cruise this forum.
why not? Are they too busy counting their bags of money?
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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why not? Are they too busy counting their bags of money?
LOL!

My base salary is 65K but my bonus is the biggie. My biggest expense is my rent at over 2700/month. I have to buy something soon, I need to build equity!
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Out of the first 50 who have voted in this poll, 38% of these households have an annual income in the six-figures. We have quite an upper-middle-class forum.
19% of US households have an annual income greater than 100K (Household income in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). When you look at households with in-home internet access, obviously higher incomes will be overrepresented. I would guess that when you focus on people who are interested in/obsessed with statistical/demographic data, that would also skew towards higher incomes.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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If there was a way to prove it, I'd bet a years salary that at least half of these people are stretching it out a little, or probably a lot. I seriously doubt that rich people cruise this forum.
How are you defining "rich"?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Net worth is a better indication of wealth.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:45 PM
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Out of the first 50 who have voted in this poll, 38% of these households have an annual income in the six-figures. We have quite an upper-middle-class forum.
Difficult to make the conclusion of "upper-middle-class" since the poll did not include categories such as $300K, 350K, 400K, 500K, >1mil, etc. However, I appreciate your point that most of us are in a warm bed at night and not missing any meals.

Last edited by GLS; 01-18-2008 at 04:55 PM.. Reason: spellllliing
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:53 PM
GLS
 
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If there was a way to prove it, I'd bet a years salary that at least half of these people are stretching it out a little, or probably a lot. I seriously doubt that rich people cruise this forum.
Why would people inflate their income on an anonymous poll within a "semi-anonymous" forum? The poll vote wasn't even attached to your forum nickname.

And YES, "rich" people do cruise this form.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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I am a 22 year old married father of one. I make $39,000 base salary, my wife is a stay at home mom. I probably make 2-3k on top of that while on call (I can work from home when I'm on call, no biggie). So probably around $41-42k, but I chose 30,000-39,999.

I should also note that I live in suburban St. Louis, 12 miles to downtown, and have a very nice townhouse for $650/mo.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Some places you can afford to live comfortably on $40k-$50k. We live in Southeast Missouri and we live just fine. We're not rich by any means, but we do alright.
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