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San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos California Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos California metro area was $70,824 in 2016, the latest figures available. San Diego median household income is $3,085 higher than the median California household income and $13,207 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including San Diego median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for San Diego California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
California $67,739 +3.71% +9.22%
San Diego $70,824 +3.89% +11.90%

Trends in San Diego, CA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for San diego is $70,824. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $71,532 and is now $708 (0.99%) lower. From a post peak low of $63,066 in 2012, real median household income for San diego has now grown by $7,758 (12.30%).

Real Median Household Income: San Diego, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for San Diego

Date US California San Diego
2016 $57,617 $67,739 $70,824
2015 $56,480 $65,315 $68,170
2014 $54,398 $62,788 $67,106
2013 $53,838 $62,020 $63,293
2012 $53,701 $60,974 $63,066
2011 $53,879 $61,118 $63,454
2010 $55,093 $63,527 $65,966
2009 $56,180 $65,923 $67,377
2008 $58,000 $68,024 $70,259
2007 $58,736 $69,395 $71,532
2006 $57,677 $67,431 $70,938
2005 $56,832 $65,910 $69,236

San Diego Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for San Diego was $81,222 in 2016. Compared to the median California family income, San Diego median family income is $3,863 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for San Diego will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for San Diego California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
California $77,359 +3.82% +10.05%
San Diego $81,222 +3.29% +10.08%

Trends in San Diego, CA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for San diego is $81,222. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $83,141 and is now $1,919 (2.31%) lower. From a post peak low of $72,510 in 2012, real median family income for San diego has now grown by $8,712 (12.01%).

Real Median Family Income: San Diego, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for San Diego

Date US California San Diego
2016 $71,062 $77,359 $81,222
2015 $69,122 $74,511 $78,634
2014 $66,820 $71,996 $77,938
2013 $65,977 $70,296 $73,785
2012 $65,363 $69,218 $72,510
2011 $65,564 $69,854 $74,600
2010 $66,721 $72,084 $74,907
2009 $68,329 $74,992 $79,757
2008 $70,638 $78,066 $83,096
2007 $70,813 $78,119 $83,141
2006 $69,670 $76,857 $82,256
2005 $68,618 $75,554 $81,333

San Diego Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for San Diego was $34,328 in 2016. Compared to the median California per capita income, San Diego median per capita income is $939 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for San Diego will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for San Diego California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
California $33,389 +4.39% +9.80%
San Diego $34,328 +5.19% +8.01%

Trends in San Diego, CA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for San diego is $34,328. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $34,820 and is now $492 (1.41%) lower. From a post peak low of $30,260 in 2011, real per capita income for San diego has now grown by $4,068 (13.44%).

Real Per Capita Income: San Diego, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for San Diego

Date US California San Diego
2016 $31,128 $33,389 $34,328
2015 $30,358 $31,986 $32,634
2014 $29,288 $30,861 $32,209
2013 $29,041 $30,410 $31,782
2012 $28,558 $29,626 $30,609
2011 $28,494 $29,722 $30,260
2010 $28,687 $30,111 $31,372
2009 $29,542 $31,194 $32,684
2008 $30,755 $32,761 $33,975
2007 $30,894 $33,197 $34,820
2006 $30,078 $32,110 $34,240
2005 $30,768 $32,937 $34,817