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Silicon Valley is so expensive, people who make $400,000 think they're middle class - here's what middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

• Middle class range: $45,784 - $137,352

• Median income: $68,676

• Metro area population: 2,425,325

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San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

• Middle class range: $37,403 - $112,210

• Median income: $56,105

• Metro area population: 2,429,609

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Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

• Middle class range: $34,923 - $104,770

• Median income: $52,385

• Metro area population: 2,441,257

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

• Middle class range: $39,986 - $119,958

• Median income: $59,979

• Metro area population: 2,474,314

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Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

• Middle class range: $51,192 - $153,576

• Median income: $76,788

• Metro area population: 2,798,886

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St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri

• Middle class range: $39,853 - $119,560

• Median income: $59,780

• Metro area population: 2,807,954

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Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

• Middle class range: $47,951 - $143,852

• Median income: $71,926

• Metro area population: 2,853,077

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Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

• Middle class range: $34,077 - $102,230

• Median income: $51,115

• Metro area population: 3,032,171

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San Diego, California

San Diego, California

• Middle class range: $47,216 - $141,648

• Median income: $70,824

• Metro area population: 3,317,749

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Middle class range: $48,821 - $146,462

• Median income: $73,231

• Metro area population: 3,551,036

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

• Middle class range: $52,408 - $157,224

• Median income: $78,612

• Metro area population: 3,798,902

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Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

• Middle class range: $37,428 - $112,284

• Median income: $56,142

• Metro area population: 4,297,617

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Riverside, California

Riverside, California

• Middle class range: $38,824 - $116,472

• Median income: $58,236

• Metro area population: 4,527,837

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Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

• Middle class range: $38,717 - $116,150

• Median income: $58,075

• Metro area population: 4,661,537

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San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

• Middle class range: $64,451 - $193,354

• Median income: $96,677

• Metro area population: 4,679,166

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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

• Middle class range: $54,920 - $164,760

• Median income: $82,380

• Metro area population: 4,794,447

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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

• Middle class range: $41,742 - $125,226

• Median income: $62,613

• Metro area population: 5,790,210

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Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

• Middle class range: $34,241 - $102,724

• Median income: $51,362

• Metro area population: 6,066,387

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

• Middle class range: $43,997 - $131,992

• Median income: $65,996

• Metro area population: 6,070,500

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Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

• Middle class range: $63,895 - $191,686

• Median income: $95,843

• Metro area population: 6,133,552

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Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

• Middle class range: $41,139 - $123,416

• Median income: $61,708

• Metro area population: 6,772,470

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Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

• Middle class range: $42,541 - $127,624

• Median income: $63,812

• Metro area population: 7,232,599

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Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

• Middle class range: $44,013 - $132,040

• Median income: $66,020

• Metro area population: 9,512,968

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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

• Middle class range: $43,967 - $131,900

• Median income: $65,950

• Metro area population: 13,310,447

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New York, New York

New York, New York

• Middle class range: $47,931 - $143,794

• Median income: $71,897

• Metro area population: 20,153,634

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