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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $42,958 in 2014, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $10,699 lower. 2015 Census ACS data (including 2015 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2016. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
Kentucky $42,958 -2.61% -0.81%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for Kentucky is $42,958. Real median household income peaked in 2006 at $46,231 and is now $3,273 (7.08%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2014 $53,657 $42,958
2013 $53,105 $44,109
2012 $52,970 $43,023
2011 $53,162 $43,308
2010 $54,343 $43,502
2009 $55,415 $44,216
2008 $57,211 $45,675
2007 $57,936 $45,978
2006 $56,892 $46,231
2005 $56,058 $45,302

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $54,776 in 2014. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $11,134 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2015 family income data will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
Kentucky $54,776 -1.46% +0.23%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for Kentucky is $54,776. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $57,423 and is now $2,647 (4.61%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,651 in 2011, real median family income for Kentucky has now grown by $125 (0.23%).

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2014 $65,910 $54,776
2013 $65,078 $55,585
2012 $64,473 $54,662
2011 $64,691 $54,651
2010 $65,813 $54,719
2009 $67,399 $54,951
2008 $69,677 $56,881
2007 $69,849 $57,423
2006 $68,722 $57,214
2005 $67,684 $56,024

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $23,684 in 2014. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $5,205 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2015 will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
Kentucky $23,684 -1.54% +0.89%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for Kentucky is $23,684. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $25,064 and is now $1,380 (5.51%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,429 in 2012, real per capita income for Kentucky has now grown by $255 (1.09%).

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2014 $28,889 $23,684
2013 $28,645 $24,055
2012 $28,169 $23,429
2011 $28,115 $23,474
2010 $28,297 $23,570
2009 $29,140 $24,058
2008 $30,337 $24,854
2007 $30,473 $25,064
2006 $29,669 $24,790
2005 $30,349 $24,914