We commonly hear the term 'middle class', but what does it mean in Acadiana? A new Pew Research calculator hopes to help you answer that question. A form that's posted on the Pew FactTank lets you select your state, location, pre-tax household income, and size of household. The calculator takes that information and ranks it with data from as recent as 2016.

For example, this is the ranking for a Lafayette family making $50,000 per year before taxes.

 

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This is the ranking for a Lafayette family making $100,000 per year before taxes.

 

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And this is the ranking for a Lafayette family making $150,000 per year before taxes.

 

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