Behold, the shrinking American middle class (via @Mark_J_Perry):
And, yes, this IS inflation-adjusted (thus accounting for cost of living).

And, no, it ISN'T just just about household size (if at all):…
Speaking of households, pls note that - per these same Census data - the share of 2-earner households in the USA has actually shrunk since the 1980s (earliest data available), while 1-earner HHs is steady and "no earners" (likely retirees) has grown:

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We perhaps can start to find the answer here…
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