Running her numbers through CNN Money's "" tool, which looks at income by county, finds that the middle class income range for Santa Clara County, where Palo Alto is located, is $70 ,529- $112,385.
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The loss of these well-paid manufacturing jobs in North Carolina’s textile industry may have resulted in families losing their homes and/or being forced to relocate to other areas of the country to find jobs. Taking lower paying jobs in their own communities may have resulted in families no longer being in the middle class income range. And, those who haven’t been able to find any work or only part-time work may have even dropped down to the poverty level.
and thus be located in the middle of the income range.
The marketplace sees polarising tendencies, with households at the lower-end of the middle class income range adapting to reduced budgets. At the other end of the spectrum is a wealthier, typically 65+, middle class segment with significant purchasing power. Value and “value for money” are key to attracting younger and those on reduced budget, while value-added products fit in with the needs of wealthier elderly consumers.
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