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Are You Really Super Rich? It Depends on How Much You Make — And What State You Live In

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Do you make what it takes to be one of your state's richest residents?

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The map above, produced by Business Insider using 2012 Minnesota Population Center IPUMS data, shows how much a household needs to earn in a year to be in the top one percent of any given state's income distribution.

In big chunks of the middle of the country — Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arkansas and Alabama — a household can be in the top one percent making less than $300,000.

But a household needs to make more than half a million dollars to be in the top one percent in New York and New Jersey, and the apparently ritziest state, Connecticut, is a further cut above: $642,000.

The median annual U.S. household income in 2012, according to Census Bureau data, was just above $51,000.

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