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Connecticut Ranks Among States With High Amount Of '1 Percenters'

Yacht owners enjoy docking at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel in Greenwich.
Yacht owners enjoy docking at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor hotel in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Delmar Hotel

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- If you're rich in America, there's a good chance you're living in Connecticut or in Fairfield County.

A new study posted on CNBC.com calculated the average number of wage earners in a given state who make more than $343,000 per year. That bracket of people makes up 1 percent of the U.S. population.

The study calculated that there are 1,345 Connecticut residents with "ultra-high net worth" out of a total state population of roughly 3.5 million. That means one out of every 2,657 people in Connecticut has an "ultra-high net worth," good for the third-highest average in the nation.

According to the study, only New York and Wyoming have a higher "ultra-high net worth" average than Connecticut.

New York averages one "ultra-high net worth" individual per 2,255 residents, while Wyoming tops the nation with one "ultra-high net worth" individual per 1,911 residents.

To see the full CNBC study, click here .

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