That's the common refrain repeated throughout the state.
But there's also been significant growth in families earning $200,000 or more, Census data shows.
In fact, since the recession, the number of those households has increased 40 percent.
In contrast, the number of households earning $100,000 or less decreased 5 percent, while those earning between $100,001 and $200,000 increased 7 percent.
According to the Census data, there were about 248,000 households in the state earning $200,000 or more in the years before the recession. Now, there are about 344,000, about 11 percent of all households.
Before the recession, they made up about 8 percent of total households.
But where are those people living? Are they flocking to certain towns more than others?
We analyzed two snapshots of Census data (2012-2016 and 2005-2009) for each municipality and found the towns where the number of $200,000-plus households grew the most.
We ranked them below: