What percent are you?

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mathwhiz
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What percent are you?

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Here is a nifty map where you enter your household income and you see how you rank in different locales across the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012 ... f=business
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Household income is misleading $40,000 for 1 person is alot more than $ 60,000 for say 5 person household
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What's the definition of income used?
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Interesting, but it would be a lot more meaningful if it related household income to cost of living. $40,000 goes a lot further in some areas of the country than others.
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so Stamford , Conn is where the 1% are ?
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It's a little silly, because it's a lot easier to make $100K in New York City than it is in Flint, Michigan.
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Good link, but I'm far more interested in where I stand on this chart...

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mathwhiz wrote:Here is a nifty map where you enter your household income and you see how you rank in different locales across the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012 ... f=business
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would the income you put in be pre tax or after? I always wonder that with these type of things.
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A nifty interactive chart, yes.
But a completely meaningless concept to implement with it...
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I just need to move 10 miles in order to improve my position by 8-10%.
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Hey, I'm in the top 1% in Flint, Michigan, rural New Mexico, and rural Montana!

Gotta get me a Rolls and a butler.
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Exige wrote:would the income you put in be pre tax or after? I always wonder that with these type of things.
Almost everything like this would be considered pre tax. I'd be surprised if 10% of the population even really knew what their exact post tax income is but all will know their pre tax income.
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Gross or modified adjusted gross household income?
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I'm in a lot higher percentile nationally than locally.
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