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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $58,328 in 2012, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $6,957 higher. 2013 Census ACS data (including 2013 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2014. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
California $58,328 -0.27% -7.54%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for California is $58,328. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $66,386 and is now $8,058 (12.14%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2012 $51,371 $58,328
2011 $51,557 $58,484
2010 $52,703 $60,772
2009 $53,760 $63,084
2008 $55,484 $65,074
2007 $56,189 $66,386
2006 $55,176 $64,508
2005 $54,387 $63,075

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $66,215 in 2012. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $3,688 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2013 family income data will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
California $66,215 -0.94% -7.73%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for California is $66,215. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $74,731 and is now $8,516 (11.40%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2012 $62,527 $66,215
2011 $62,739 $66,844
2010 $63,827 $68,958
2009 $65,387 $71,763
2008 $67,574 $74,680
2007 $67,742 $74,731
2006 $66,650 $73,525
2005 $65,666 $72,305

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $28,341 in 2012. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $1,022 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2013 will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
California $28,341 -0.35% -5.06%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for California is $28,341. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $31,758 and is now $3,417 (10.76%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2012 $27,319 $28,341
2011 $27,266 $28,441
2010 $27,443 $28,805
2009 $28,270 $29,850
2008 $29,421 $31,340
2007 $29,554 $31,758
2006 $28,774 $30,718
2005 $29,445 $31,521