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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $64,500 in 2015, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $8,725 higher. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
California $64,500 +4.02% +7.12%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for California is $64,500. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $68,529 and is now $4,029 (5.88%) lower. From a post peak low of $60,213 in 2012, real median household income for California has now grown by $4,287 (7.12%).

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2015 $55,775 $64,500
2014 $53,719 $62,005
2013 $53,166 $61,246
2012 $53,031 $60,213
2011 $53,223 $60,374
2010 $54,405 $62,734
2009 $55,478 $65,100
2008 $57,276 $67,175
2007 $58,003 $68,529
2006 $56,957 $66,589
2005 $56,122 $65,087

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $73,581 in 2015. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $5,321 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2016 family income data will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
California $73,581 +3.49% +7.65%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for California is $73,581. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $77,143 and is now $3,562 (4.62%) lower. From a post peak low of $68,355 in 2012, real median family income for California has now grown by $5,226 (7.65%).

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2015 $68,260 $73,581
2014 $65,986 $71,097
2013 $65,153 $69,419
2012 $64,548 $68,355
2011 $64,766 $69,004
2010 $65,888 $71,184
2009 $67,476 $74,056
2008 $69,756 $77,091
2007 $69,929 $77,143
2006 $68,801 $75,897
2005 $67,761 $74,611

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $31,587 in 2015. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $1,608 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2016 will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
California $31,587 +3.65% +7.96%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for California is $31,587. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $32,783 and is now $1,196 (3.65%) lower. From a post peak low of $29,257 in 2012, real per capita income for California has now grown by $2,330 (7.96%).

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2015 $29,979 $31,587
2014 $28,922 $30,476
2013 $28,678 $30,031
2012 $28,202 $29,257
2011 $28,147 $29,360
2010 $28,329 $29,735
2009 $29,174 $30,804
2008 $30,371 $32,352
2007 $30,508 $32,783
2006 $29,703 $31,709
2005 $30,384 $32,526