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Upper middle class
Upper middle class is a sub-label sometimes applied by sociologists to the social group of wealthier or more priviledged members of the middle class. This is in contrast to the term lower middle class used for the group at the other end of the middle class scale. People whose net worth are between $250,000 and $500,000 are generally upper middle class. However, there is considerable debate as to how the upper middle class might be defined (whether by education, wealth, or the prestige or skill level of their profession) and whether these sub-labels are useful at all (especially whether "lower middle class" simply refers to relatively materially wealthy members of the lower class, in which case the term "upper middle class" may simply represent the true middle class).
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