U.S. metropolitan areas with the lowest upper-income population 2014

This statistic shows a ranking of metropolitan areas with the lowest shares of upper-income adults in the United States in 2014. In 2014, the Laredo metropolitan area in Texas was last in the list with 9 percent of the adult population living in the upper-income tier.

Metropolitan areas with the lowest share of upper-income population in the U.S. in 2014

Share of adult population
Laredo, TX 9%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 9%
Las Cruces, NM 9%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 9%
Yuma, AZ 10%
Merced, CA 10%
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 10%
Madera, CA 10%
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 10%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 10%
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Release date

May 2016


United States

Survey time period


Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Upper-income adults are defined as adults whose annual household income is at least double the national median, after incomes have been adjusted for household size.
For example a single person upper-income household has an annual household income of at least 72,126 U.S. dollars. A family of three would have an income of at least 124,925 U.S. dollars.

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