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View Poll Results: For fun, let us know in the poll where you fall.
Upper Class - Elite 2 15.38%
Upper Middle Class 5 38.46%
Lower Middle Class 2 15.38%
Working Class 2 15.38%
Poor - Poverty Level 2 15.38%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old Today, 03:49 PM
 
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This is a good listen. It just came out on KNPR.

Las Vegas' Middle Class Is Shrinking
(12 MINUTE AUDIO PIECE)

In case you're curious check out how it's calculated: Are you in the American middle class? Find out with our income calculator

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Old Today, 04:01 PM
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Because they're moving up into the upper class faster than ever.

The US middle class is disappearing...into the upper middle class. But there's more to the story... - AEI
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Old Today, 04:04 PM
 
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Listen to the story. Research indicated more people fell into a lower class in Las Vegas. He does talk about cities like SF where they went up.
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Old Today, 04:13 PM
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Here is the study link https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/...brookings_pubs

Here is what the actual study says. Page 3 bottom 3rd of the page.

"Has the middle class in Las Vegas shrunk? Yes—on Pew’s definition. Noon ours."






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Old Today, 04:14 PM
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Listen to the story. Research indicated more people fell into a lower class in Las Vegas. He does talk about cities like SF where they went up.



I have zero interest in someone else telling me their opinion about something. I always look for the source and I posted the source above.
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Old Today, 04:17 PM
 
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I have zero interest in someone else telling me their opinion about something. I always look for the source and I posted the source above.
He is the researcher of the source. Same Brookings Institute. lol - But suit yourself
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Old Today, 04:18 PM
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"Has the middle class in Las Vegas shrunk? Yes—on Pew’s definition. Noon ours."
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Old Today, 04:28 PM
 
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"Has the middle class in Las Vegas shrunk? Yes—on Pew’s definition. Noon ours."
Read the full page 3 you're referencing. He also cites the same thing in the audio for the drop starting with it shifted to the left and declined sharply for a family of three.

Go listen to the audio. It will make more sense to you.

I control+F ed your quote and found it on page 2. The follow up paragraph says according to Pew it went down and according to Brookings it stayed relatively the same between 1999-2017 by 1%. There was no significant growth however as per your original statement. That did occur in SF however where the income inequality gap is wider between the rich and the poor and the working classes are being pushed out with the upward mobility taking over. In the audio he explains it based on which definition you use starting on Page 3 and it looks like it gets more into it on Page 5. Thanks for the link btw.

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Old Today, 04:43 PM
 
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In Las Vegas, the latter has happened. Reeves said that between 1999 and 2011 the average income for middle income dropped from $73,000 to $60,000.
Breaking news!

Average income goes down when hundreds of thousands of 3rd world immigrants move to a city!
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Old Today, 04:48 PM
 
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I have zero interest in someone else telling me their opinion about something. I always look for the source and I posted the source above.
You're not supposed to look at that. How are they supposed to brainwash you with a phony headline and out of context photo if you have access to the data?
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