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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $61,933 in 2014, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $8,276 higher. 2015 Census ACS data (including 2015 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2016. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
California $61,933 +1.24% +2.70%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for California is $61,933. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $68,450 and is now $6,517 (9.52%) lower. From a post peak low of $60,144 in 2012, real median household income for California has now grown by $1,789 (2.97%).

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2014 $53,657 $61,933
2013 $53,105 $61,175
2012 $52,970 $60,144
2011 $53,162 $60,304
2010 $54,343 $62,663
2009 $55,415 $65,026
2008 $57,211 $67,098
2007 $57,936 $68,450
2006 $56,892 $66,513
2005 $56,058 $65,013

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $71,015 in 2014. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $5,105 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2015 family income data will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
California $71,015 +2.42% +3.03%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for California is $71,015. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $77,055 and is now $6,040 (7.84%) lower. From a post peak low of $68,276 in 2012, real median family income for California has now grown by $2,739 (4.01%).

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2014 $65,910 $71,015
2013 $65,078 $69,338
2012 $64,473 $68,276
2011 $64,691 $68,924
2010 $65,813 $71,103
2009 $67,399 $73,971
2008 $69,677 $77,004
2007 $69,849 $77,055
2006 $68,722 $75,810
2005 $67,684 $74,526

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $30,441 in 2014. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $1,552 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2015 will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
California $30,441 +1.48% +3.80%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for California is $30,441. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $32,745 and is now $2,304 (7.04%) lower. From a post peak low of $29,223 in 2012, real per capita income for California has now grown by $1,218 (4.17%).

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2014 $28,889 $30,441
2013 $28,645 $29,996
2012 $28,169 $29,223
2011 $28,115 $29,326
2010 $28,297 $29,702
2009 $29,140 $30,769
2008 $30,337 $32,315
2007 $30,473 $32,745
2006 $29,669 $31,673
2005 $30,349 $32,489