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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $60,190 in 2013, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $7,940 higher. 2014 Census ACS data (including 2014 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2015. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%
California $60,190 +1.72% -2.38%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for California is $60,190. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $67,351 and is now $7,161 (10.63%) lower. From a post peak low of $59,175 in 2012, real median household income for California has now grown by $1,015 (1.72%).

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2013 $52,250 $60,190
2012 $52,117 $59,175
2011 $52,306 $59,333
2010 $53,469 $61,655
2009 $54,541 $64,000
2008 $56,290 $66,019
2007 $57,006 $67,351
2006 $55,978 $65,445
2005 $55,178 $63,992

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $68,222 in 2013. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $4,192 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2014 family income data will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%
California $68,222 +1.56% -2.48%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for California is $68,222. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $75,817 and is now $7,595 (10.02%) lower. From a post peak low of $67,177 in 2012, real median family income for California has now grown by $1,045 (1.56%).

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2013 $64,030 $68,222
2012 $63,435 $67,177
2011 $63,650 $67,815
2010 $64,754 $69,959
2009 $66,336 $72,805
2008 $68,556 $75,765
2007 $68,727 $75,817
2006 $67,618 $74,593
2005 $66,621 $73,356

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $29,513 in 2013. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $1,329 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2014 will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%
California $29,513 +2.64% +0.99%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for California is $29,513. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $32,219 and is now $2,706 (8.40%) lower. From a post peak low of $28,753 in 2012, real per capita income for California has now grown by $760 (2.64%).

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2013 $28,184 $29,513
2012 $27,716 $28,753
2011 $27,662 $28,854
2010 $27,841 $29,224
2009 $28,681 $30,284
2008 $29,849 $31,795
2007 $29,984 $32,219
2006 $29,192 $31,164
2005 $29,873 $31,979