What is Middle Class? (and what's not)Snacktastic Part II: the Snack Awakens3/17/14 11:56amFiled to: Class issues21220EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkThere are varying definitions about what middle class is. They are discussing this here. I've always associated it with education +income—>college education plus mid-quintiles in annual income. I know when I've had talks on class (because I've done and attended some talks about having a working class background and being in academia), the differences between middle and working classes were not merely economic. Plumbers might be considered working class and have a much higher income than graphic designers, social workers and all sorts of people who are considered middle class because of educational status and cultural values. So for instance, when I and other working class students went to college—I know there was a really big cultural difference that doesn't necessarily get articulated by just talking about quintiles of income.