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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria District of Columbia Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria District of Columbia metro area was $88,491 in 2011, the latest figures available. Washington median household income is $21,908 higher than the median District of Columbia household income and $37,120 greater than the US median household income. 2012 metro income data (including Washington median household income) will be released in September of 2013. Median family and per capita income for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Washington District of Columbia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
District of Columbia $66,583 +3.32% +4.91%
Washington

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Washington is $88,491. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $92,135 and is now $3,644 (3.96%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2012 $51,371 $66,583
2011 $51,557 $64,443 $88,491
2010 $52,703 $64,136 $89,010
2009 $53,760 $63,469 $91,170
2008 $55,484 $61,784 $91,524
2007 $56,189 $60,150 $92,135
2006 $55,176 $59,044
2005 $54,387 $55,539

Washington Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Washington was $105,016 in 2011. Compared to the median District of Columbia family income, Washington median family income is $22,748 higher. As with the median household income data, 2012 family income data for Washington will be released in September of 2013.

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Real Median Family Income for Washington District of Columbia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
District of Columbia $82,268 +6.59% +7.93%
Washington

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Washington is $105,016. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $110,382 and is now $5,366 (4.86%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2012 $62,527 $82,268
2011 $62,739 $77,182 $105,016
2010 $63,827 $81,629 $106,279
2009 $65,387 $76,226 $109,553
2008 $67,574 $71,153 $108,337
2007 $67,742 $73,832 $110,382
2006 $66,650 $69,587
2005 $65,666 $60,467

Washington Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Washington was $42,842 in 2011. Compared to the median District of Columbia per capita income, Washington median per capita income is $2,465 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2012 per capita income data for Washington will be released in September of 2013.

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Real Per Capita Income for Washington District of Columbia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
District of Columbia $45,307 -0.44% +3.74%
Washington

Trends in Washington, DC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Washington is $42,842. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $45,291 and is now $2,449 (5.41%) lower. From a post peak low of $42,680 in 2010, real per capita income for Washington has now grown by $162 (0.38%).

Real Per Capita Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2012 $27,319 $45,307
2011 $27,266 $45,509 $42,842
2010 $27,443 $43,430 $42,680
2009 $28,270 $43,672 $43,838
2008 $29,421 $44,863 $44,714
2007 $29,554 $44,715 $45,291
2006 $28,774 $42,185
2005 $29,445 $44,186