"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist (and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.

Reich isn't alone in his interest toward Hillary's middle-class policies. There are others who fear focusing too much on the most popular political demographic could be bad for the country, and Clinton's campaign.

"Thanks to the economic volatility of the last several years, and thanks to the fact that many of those who imagine themselves to be part of the middle class have been disproportionately impacted by the recession compared to their ostensibly middle class compatriots," The New Republic's Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote shortly after Clinton's candidacy announcement. "A sense of belonging in the middle class no longer correlates with the socioeconomic stability of a spot in the middle."

The shrinking of the middle class has been a major element of concern during the recession — and the recovery — and Clinton isn't the only politician to argue that the middle will see a resurgence if the candidate is elected.

"With the jobless rate at 5.5 percent, the 18 Republican White House hopefuls who gathered this weekend in the key early primary state of New Hampshire faced the challenge of arguing the country needs new economic stewardship even as the worst of the downtown has passed," Reuters' James Oliphant and Andy Sullivan wrote Sunday.

That strategy seems to be a focus on lessening "middle class uncertainty."

According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trust last month, the middle class (defined as "those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state’s median income") has shrunk in each of the 50 states since 2000.

Here, we've compiled a list, using data from the Pew Charitable Trust and Business Insider, that shows how much it takes in each state to be considered part of every politician's favorite income bracket: The middle class.

Maryland

Median income: $72,483

Lower middle class: $48,322

Upper middle class: $144,966

Alaska

Median income: $72,237

Lower middle class: $48,158

Upper middle class: $144,474

New Jersey

Median income: $70,165

Lower middle class: $46,777

Upper middle class: $140,330

Hawaii

Median income: $68,020

Lower middle class: $45,347

Upper middle class: $136,040

District of Columbia

Median income: $67,572

Lower middle class: $45,048

Upper middle class: $135,144

Connecticut

Median income: $67,098

Lower middle class: $44,732

Upper middle class: $134,196

Massachusetts

Median income: $66,768

Lower middle class: $44,512

Upper middle class: $133,536

New Hampshire

Median income: $64,230

Lower middle class: $42,820

Upper middle class: $128,460

Virginia

Median income: $62,666

Lower middle class: $41,777

Upper middle class: $125,332

Minnesota

Median income: $60,702

Lower middle class: $40,468

Upper middle class: $121,404

California

Median income: $60,190

Lower middle class: $40,127

Upper middle class: $120,380

Utah

Median income: $59,770

Lower middle class: $39,847

Upper middle class: $119,540

Colorado

Median income: $58,823

Lower middle class: $39,215

Upper middle class: $117,646

Wyoming

Median income: $58,752

Lower middle class: $39,168

Upper middle class: $117,504

Washington

Median income: $58,405

Lower middle class: $38,937

Upper middle class: $116,810

Delaware

Median income: $57,846

Lower middle class: $38,564

Upper middle class: $115,692

New York

Median income: $57,369

Lower middle class: $38,246

Upper middle class: $114,738

Illinois

Median income: $56,210

Lower middle class: $37,473

Upper middle class: $112,420

Rhode Island

Median income: $55,902

Lower middle class: $37,268

Upper middle class: $111,804

North Dakota

Median income: $55,759

Lower middle class: $37,173

Upper middle class: $111,518

Vermont

Median income: $52,578

Lower middle class: $35,052

Upper middle class: $105,156

Iowa

Median income: $52,229

Lower middle class: $34,819

Upper middle class: $104,458

Pennsylvania

Median income: $52,007

Lower middle class: $34,571

Upper middle class: $104,014

Texas

Median income: $51,704

Lower middle class: $34,496

Upper middle class: $103,408

Wisconsin

Median income: $51,467

Lower middle class: $34,311

Upper middle class: $102,934

Nebraska

Median income: $51,440

Lower middle class: $34,293

Upper middle class: $102,880

Nevada

Median income: $51,230

Lower middle class: $34,153

Upper middle class: $102,460

Kansas

Median income: $50,972

Lower middle class: $33,981

Upper middle class: $101,944

Oregon

Median income: $50,251

Lower middle class: $33,501

Upper middle class: $100,502

South Dakota

Median income: $48,947

Lower middle class: $32,631

Upper middle class: $97,894

Arizona

Median income: 48,510

Lower middle class: $32,340

Upper middle class: $97,020

Michigan

Median income: $48,273

Lower middle class: $32,182

Upper middle class: $96,546

Ohio

Median income: $48,081

Lower middle class: $32m054

Upper middle class: $96,162

Georgia

Median income: $47,829

Lower middle class: $31,886

Upper middle class: $95,658

Indiana

Median income: $47,529

Lower middle class: $31,686

Upper middle class: $95,058

Maine

Median income: $46,974

Lower middle class: $31,316

Upper middle class: $93,948

Montana

Median income: $46,972

Lower middle class: $31,315

Upper middle class: $93,944

Missouri

Median income: $46,931

Lower middle class: $31,287

Upper middle class: $93,862

Idaho

Median income: $46,783

Lower middle class: $31,189

Upper middle class: $93,466

Florida

Median income: $46,036

Lower middle class: $30,691

Upper middle class: $92,072

North Carolina

Median income: $46,906

Lower middle class: $30,604

Upper middle class: $91,812

Oklahoma

Median income: $45,690

Lower middle class: $30,460

Upper middle class: $91,380

Tennessee

Median income: $44,297

Lower middle class: $29,531

Upper middle class: $88,594

Louisiana

Median income: $44,164

Lower middle class: $29,443

Upper middle class: $88,328

South Carolina

Median income: $44,163

Lower middle class: $29,442

Upper middle class: $88,326

New Mexico

Median income: $43,872

Lower middle class: $29,248

Upper middle class: $87,744

Kentucky

Median income: $42,399

Lower middle class: $28,933

Upper middle class: $86,798

Alabama

Median income: $42,849

Lower middle class: $28,566

Upper middle class: $85,698

West Virginia

Median income: $41,253

Lower middle class: $27,502

Upper middle class: $85,506

Arkansas

Median income: $40,511

Lower middle class: $27,007

Upper middle class: $81,022

Mississippi

Median income: $37,963

Lower middle class: $25,309

Upper middle class: $75,926