Show us what the middle class means to you
We want you to show us - and tell us - how you define "the middle class" and what it means to be a part of it. Your stories and photos will help the Wealth and Poverty desk at Marketplace and others learn how the middle class is changing. Choose an original a photo that you feel defines the middle class in your eyes. It could be a row of small businesses in your home town or children playing in a park - a photo that best sums up the middle class to you. Answer the questions and upload your photo below.
Pictured: Marketplace producer John Ketchum says that the cornerstone of the modern middle class is education. Ketchum (center) celebrates his graduation day with his family.