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The ranks of the well-off in the United States have increased in size and financial resources, finds the 2013 Ipsos Affluent USA.

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Ipsos estimates there are 62.5 million American adults living in households that make $100,000 a year or more. That’s up more than 6% over the past two years. Compared to 2012, these peoples’ average income rose 4.6% to $200,200, and their net worth rose 2.0% to $1.01 million.

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The survey also uncovered some of the spending and consumer patterns of this well-off group:

  • 81% read at least one print magazine or newspaper
  • 63% own a smartphone
  • 41% own a tablet
  • 99%+ use the Internet, spending an average of 41.6 hours online a week, with those aged 18-31 spending an average of 52.7 hours a week online

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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