How do you become a member of the 1%? It's a regional thing.
It has been observed that the wealthiest 1% of Americans reside in coastal states, both the East and West Coast – where big cities are located.
Northeast states like Connecticut ($896,490), Massachusetts ($810,256), New York ($777,126), and New Jersey ($760,462) have the highest one-percenter thresholds.
The state of California rounds out the top five, where a citizen must earn at least $745,314 annually to be included in the top one percent of income earners.
According to the Bureau of Labor...