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District of Columbia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for District of Columbia was $75,506 in 2016, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, District of Columbia median household income is $17,889 higher. 2017 Census ACS data (including 2017 District of Columbia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2018. District of Columbia median family income and per capita income for District of Columbia are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in District of Columbia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
District of Columbia $75,506 -1.41% +8.45%

District of Columbia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for District of Columbia is $75,506. Real median household income peaked in 2015 at $76,583 and is now $1,077 (1.41%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: District of Columbia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for District of Columbia

Date US District of Columbia
2016 $57,617 $75,506
2015 $56,480 $76,583
2014 $54,398 $72,637
2013 $53,838 $69,626
2012 $53,701 $69,603
2011 $53,879 $67,345
2010 $55,093 $67,044
2009 $56,180 $66,325
2008 $58,000 $64,585
2007 $58,736 $62,877
2006 $57,677 $61,719
2005 $56,832 $58,035

District of Columbia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for District of Columbia was $98,498 in 2016. Compared to the median US family income, District of Columbia median family income is $27,436 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2017 family income data will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income in District of Columbia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
District of Columbia $98,498 +2.56% +32.15%

District of Columbia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $98,498, the median family income for District of Columbia was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: District of Columbia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for District of Columbia

Date US District of Columbia
2016 $71,062 $98,498
2015 $69,122 $96,044
2014 $66,820 $85,255
2013 $65,977 $74,536
2012 $65,363 $85,999
2011 $65,564 $80,658
2010 $66,721 $85,331
2009 $68,329 $79,657
2008 $70,638 $74,379
2007 $70,813 $77,179
2006 $69,670 $72,740
2005 $68,618 $63,185

District of Columbia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for District of Columbia was $50,567 in 2016. Compared to the US per capita income, District of Columbia per capita income is $19,439 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2017 will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income in District of Columbia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
District of Columbia $50,567 -0.50% +7.91%

District of Columbia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for District of Columbia is $50,567. Real per capita income peaked in 2015 at $50,821 and is now $254 (0.50%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: District of Columbia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for District of Columbia

Date US District of Columbia
2016 $31,128 $50,567
2015 $30,358 $50,821
2014 $29,288 $46,511
2013 $29,041 $46,860
2012 $28,558 $47,362
2011 $28,494 $47,559
2010 $28,687 $45,399
2009 $29,542 $45,638
2008 $30,755 $46,897
2007 $30,894 $46,742
2006 $30,078 $44,096
2005 $30,768 $46,173