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How much do you need to make to be a part of Washington’s 1 percent?

View Photo Gallery: According to data compiled by Equilar, these chief executives were the area’s highest paid in fiscal 2010.

From the Department of Depressing News: The Post’s Carol Morello reports on Census Bureau data that puts a dollar figure on what it takes to make it to the area’s top income tier.

Do you think you could guess what it takes to be a part of Washington’s 1 percent? Tell us what you think the answer is to the poll below, and find the correct dollar figure after the jump:

Answer: In D.C., you’d need to make $617,000 to hit that top-tier threshold — though that’s less than the pre-recession figure of $673,000.

For you suburbanites, the threshold is lower: In Maryland, you’d need $477,000, and in Virginia, you’d need $427,000.

Read the full story here.


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