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Old 06-14-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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there are many posters here that refer to low class, middle class, high class areas.. i wonder how you all judge the classes.. are they by income, education level, friendlyness, property value, etc.. this will be real helpful for all I think..
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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there are many posters here that refer to low class, middle class, high class areas.. i wonder how you all judge the classes.. are they by income, education level, friendlyness, property value, etc.. this will be real helpful for all I think..
all of the above and then some
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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a lot of it is by common sense. i dont think there is any criteria that is standardized. for instance, if you make 100,000 living in manhattan v. 100,000in fort worth, tx. how to define the poverty line? its a local derision.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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a lot of it is by common sense. i dont think there is any criteria that is standardized. for instance, if you make 100,000 living in manhattan v. 100,000in fort worth, tx. how to define the poverty line? its a local derision.
I know plenty of people who live in "high class" towns and make big money and they have no class and conversely there are many blue collar types who live in blue collar towns who have more class than a dozen classless guys in those 4k sq foot homes who came from NY
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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and i know a lots of well educated people who live in not so good towns.. but they improve neighborhoods..

in reference to income per person, what do you think of the below figures for the Metro area??

30-50k low middle class
50-70k middle class
70-100k upper middle class
100+ low upper..

post your thoughts.. i think this can be a very constructive threads for future reference..
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: NJ
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and i know a lots of well educated people who live in not so good towns.. but they improve neighborhoods..

in reference to income per person, what do you think of the below figures for the Metro area??

30-50k low middle class
50-70k middle class
70-100k upper middle class
100+ low upper..

post your thoughts.. i think this can be a very constructive threads for future reference..
you ask 1000 people, you'll get 1000 different answers. this is going to vary wildly from place to place, even within the state. a family making $60K but having low housing costs is going to be way better off than the family making $150K but spending 50% of income on housing.

i'll give my answer though based in tahiti's world, YMMV:

30-40 poverty to low
40-50 low to low middle
50-75 low middle to middle
75-100 middle
100-200 middle upper
200+ upper
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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based on your figures.. where do you fall under and what town do you live in? I'm just trying to see what TAHITI's world is like to compare it to my world...

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you ask 1000 people, you'll get 1000 different answers. this is going to vary wildly from place to place, even within the state. a family making $60K but having low housing costs is going to be way better off than the family making $150K but spending 50% of income on housing.

i'll give my answer though based in tahiti's world, YMMV:

30-40 poverty to low
40-50 low to low middle
50-75 low middle to middle
75-100 middle
100-200 middle upper
200+ upper
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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based on your figures.. where do you fall under and what town do you live in? I'm just trying to see what TAHITI's world is like to compare it to my world...
truthfully, where i fall under isn't relevant. my perception is based upon where i am in life - my family situation, my age, my goals, and how i see people getting by in similar circumstances. if you were to ask me 10 years ago this very question (in today's dollars), my answer would've been vastly different. i would suspect a person younger than myself, single, no mortgage, etc would ratchet those numbers down a bit (i.e. high would be 100K+).

i'm in morris cnty.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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I'm in Morris county and I would put upper class at 500k a year. The rest trickle down from there.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I'm in Sussex County which is considerably cheaper than it's eastern neighbor, so the numbers would be lower.
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