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Athens-Clarke County Georgia Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Athens-Clarke County Georgia metro area was $43,165 in 2016, the latest figures available. Athens median household income is $10,394 lower than the median Georgia household income and $14,452 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Athens median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Athens-Clarke County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Athens Georgia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Georgia $53,559 +3.21% +8.68%
Athens $43,165 +10.31% +9.59%

Trends in Athens, GA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Athens is $43,165. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $47,199 and is now $4,034 (8.55%) lower. From a post peak low of $39,131 in 2015, real median household income for Athens has now grown by $4,034 (10.31%).

Real Median Household Income: Athens, Georgia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Athens

Date US Georgia Athens
2016 $57,617 $53,559 $43,165
2015 $56,480 $51,891 $39,131
2014 $54,398 $50,002 $42,338
2013 $53,838 $49,283 $39,389
2012 $53,701 $49,350 $39,753
2011 $53,879 $49,083 $41,248
2010 $55,093 $51,112 $44,464
2009 $56,180 $53,237 $43,621
2008 $58,000 $56,698 $46,178
2007 $58,736 $56,879 $47,199
2006 $57,677 $55,749 $43,794
2005 $56,832 $56,048 $42,954

Athens Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Athens was $62,752 in 2016. Compared to the median Georgia family income, Athens median family income is $2,266 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Athens will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Athens Georgia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Georgia $65,018 +4.83% +9.82%
Athens $62,752 +10.83% +11.42%

Trends in Athens, GA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Athens is $62,752. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $64,361 and is now $1,609 (2.50%) lower. From a post peak low of $56,229 in 2012, real median family income for Athens has now grown by $6,523 (11.60%).

Real Median Family Income: Athens, Georgia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Athens

Date US Georgia Athens
2016 $71,062 $65,018 $62,752
2015 $69,122 $62,024 $56,621
2014 $66,820 $59,698 $60,420
2013 $65,977 $59,205 $56,320
2012 $65,363 $59,255 $56,229
2011 $65,564 $58,679 $56,905
2010 $66,721 $60,776 $60,503
2009 $68,329 $62,841 $61,471
2008 $70,638 $67,185 $64,358
2007 $70,813 $67,606 $64,361
2006 $69,670 $66,796 $61,260
2005 $68,618 $66,052 $58,672

Athens Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Athens was $25,980 in 2016. Compared to the median Georgia per capita income, Athens median per capita income is $2,203 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Athens will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Athens Georgia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Georgia $28,183 +3.81% +9.74%
Athens $25,980 +7.14% +16.80%

Trends in Athens, GA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $25,980, the per capita income for Athens was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Athens, Georgia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Athens

Date US Georgia Athens
2016 $31,128 $28,183 $25,980
2015 $30,358 $27,149 $24,248
2014 $29,288 $25,969 $21,891
2013 $29,041 $25,681 $22,243
2012 $28,558 $25,424 $21,841
2011 $28,494 $25,182 $21,744
2010 $28,687 $25,741 $23,195
2009 $29,542 $26,746 $21,959
2008 $30,755 $28,701 $24,847
2007 $30,894 $28,856 $24,617
2006 $30,078 $28,232 $24,364
2005 $30,768 $29,474 $24,368