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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 $95,843 in 2016, the latest figures available. Washington median household income is $20,337 higher than the median District of Columbia household income and $38,226 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Washington median household income) will be released in September of 2018. 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

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
District of Columbia $75,506 -1.41% +8.45%
Washington $95,843 +1.45% +3.18%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Washington is $95,843. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $96,311 and is now $468 (0.49%) lower. From a post peak low of $92,235 in 2012, real median household income for Washington has now grown by $3,608 (3.91%).

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2016 $57,617 $75,506 $95,843
2015 $56,480 $76,583 $94,473
2014 $54,398 $72,637 $92,452
2013 $53,838 $69,626 $92,890
2012 $53,701 $69,603 $92,235
2011 $53,879 $67,345 $92,476
2010 $55,093 $67,044 $93,046
2009 $56,180 $66,325 $95,273
2008 $58,000 $64,585 $95,674
2007 $58,736 $62,877 $96,311
2006 $57,677 $61,719
2005 $56,832 $58,035

Washington Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Washington was $112,792 in 2016. Compared to the median District of Columbia family income, Washington median family income is $14,294 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Washington will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Washington 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%
Washington $112,792 +1.03% +4.69%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Washington is $112,792. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $115,386 and is now $2,594 (2.25%) lower. From a post peak low of $107,316 in 2014, real median family income for Washington has now grown by $5,476 (5.10%).

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2016 $71,062 $98,498 $112,792
2015 $69,122 $96,044 $111,644
2014 $66,820 $85,255 $107,316
2013 $65,977 $74,536 $107,740
2012 $65,363 $85,999 $108,435
2011 $65,564 $80,658 $109,745
2010 $66,721 $85,331 $111,098
2009 $68,329 $79,657 $114,483
2008 $70,638 $74,379 $113,249
2007 $70,813 $77,179 $115,386
2006 $69,670 $72,740
2005 $68,618 $63,185

Washington Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Washington was $45,545 in 2016. Compared to the median District of Columbia per capita income, Washington median per capita income is $5,022 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Washington will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Washington 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%
Washington $45,545 +0.67% +3.04%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Washington is $45,545. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $47,344 and is now $1,799 (3.80%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,970 in 2014, real per capita income for Washington has now grown by $1,575 (3.58%).

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2016 $31,128 $50,567 $45,545
2015 $30,358 $50,821 $45,241
2014 $29,288 $46,511 $43,970
2013 $29,041 $46,860 $44,201
2012 $28,558 $47,362 $44,346
2011 $28,494 $47,559 $44,771
2010 $28,687 $45,399 $44,615
2009 $29,542 $45,638 $45,811
2008 $30,755 $46,897 $46,741
2007 $30,894 $46,742 $47,344
2006 $30,078 $44,096
2005 $30,768 $46,173