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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 $93,294 in 2015, the latest figures available. Washington median household income is $17,666 higher than the median District of Columbia household income and $37,519 greater than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Washington median household income) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
District of Columbia $75,628 +5.43% +10.03%
Washington $93,294 +2.19% +2.43%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Washington is $93,294. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $95,109 and is now $1,815 (1.91%) lower. From a post peak low of $91,085 in 2012, real median household income for Washington has now grown by $2,209 (2.43%).

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2015 $55,775 $75,628 $93,294
2014 $53,719 $71,731 $91,298
2013 $53,166 $68,757 $91,730
2012 $53,031 $68,735 $91,085
2011 $53,223 $66,525 $91,350
2010 $54,405 $66,208 $91,885
2009 $55,478 $65,497 $94,084
2008 $57,276 $63,779 $94,479
2007 $58,003 $62,092 $95,109
2006 $56,957 $60,949
2005 $56,122 $57,310

Washington Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Washington was $110,251 in 2015. Compared to the median District of Columbia family income, Washington median family income is $15,405 higher. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Washington will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Washington District of Columbia

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
District of Columbia $94,846 +12.66% +11.68%
Washington $110,251 +4.03% +2.96%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Washington is $110,251. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $113,945 and is now $3,694 (3.24%) lower. From a post peak low of $105,976 in 2014, real median family income for Washington has now grown by $4,275 (4.03%).

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2015 $68,260 $94,846 $110,251
2014 $65,986 $84,191 $105,976
2013 $65,153 $73,606 $106,395
2012 $64,548 $84,927 $107,083
2011 $64,766 $79,677 $108,410
2010 $65,888 $84,266 $109,711
2009 $67,476 $78,663 $113,054
2008 $69,756 $73,451 $111,835
2007 $69,929 $76,215 $113,945
2006 $68,801 $71,832
2005 $67,761 $62,395

Washington Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Washington was $44,677 in 2015. Compared to the median District of Columbia per capita income, Washington median per capita income is $5,510 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Washington will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Washington District of Columbia

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
District of Columbia $50,187 +9.27% +7.30%
Washington $44,677 +2.89% +2.02%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Washington is $44,677. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $46,753 and is now $2,076 (4.44%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,421 in 2014, real per capita income for Washington has now grown by $1,256 (2.89%).

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2015 $29,979 $50,187 $44,677
2014 $28,922 $45,930 $43,421
2013 $28,678 $46,275 $43,649
2012 $28,202 $46,771 $43,793
2011 $28,147 $46,980 $44,226
2010 $28,329 $44,832 $44,058
2009 $29,174 $45,068 $45,239
2008 $30,371 $46,312 $46,157
2007 $30,508 $46,159 $46,753
2006 $29,703 $43,546
2005 $30,384 $45,596