By: John Besl
What’s the relative size of the middle class in Cincinnati, and how does it compare to other large places across the country? A recent study from Brookings employs the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) to examine the income distribution of households nationwide and in all places with populations of at least 65,000. Going by the national income distribution, many cities retain a sizable middle class, but Cincinnati is not one of them. Among 72 large cities, those with 100,000 households or more, Cincinnati ranked 63rd in the share of households classified as middle class.