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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $46,659 in 2016, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $10,958 lower. 2017 Census ACS data (including 2017 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2018. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Kentucky $46,659 +1.91% +4.34%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for Kentucky is $46,659. Real median household income peaked in 2006 at $46,869 and is now $210 (0.45%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,551 in 2014, real median household income for Kentucky has now grown by $3,108 (7.14%).

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2016 $57,617 $46,659
2015 $56,480 $45,786
2014 $54,398 $43,551
2013 $53,838 $44,718
2012 $53,701 $43,616
2011 $53,879 $43,892
2010 $55,093 $44,102
2009 $56,180 $44,827
2008 $58,000 $46,305
2007 $58,736 $46,613
2006 $57,677 $46,869
2005 $56,832 $45,927

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $59,023 in 2016. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $12,039 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2017 family income data will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Kentucky $59,023 +3.74% +4.74%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $59,023, the median family income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2016 $71,062 $59,023
2015 $69,122 $56,897
2014 $66,820 $55,532
2013 $65,977 $56,353
2012 $65,363 $55,416
2011 $65,564 $55,389
2010 $66,721 $55,474
2009 $68,329 $55,710
2008 $70,638 $57,666
2007 $70,813 $58,216
2006 $69,670 $58,004
2005 $68,618 $56,797

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $26,046 in 2016. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $5,082 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2017 will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Kentucky $26,046 +2.55% +6.80%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $26,046, the per capita income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2016 $31,128 $26,046
2015 $30,358 $25,399
2014 $29,288 $24,011
2013 $29,041 $24,388
2012 $28,558 $23,753
2011 $28,494 $23,791
2010 $28,687 $23,895
2009 $29,542 $24,390
2008 $30,755 $25,197
2007 $30,894 $25,410
2006 $30,078 $25,132
2005 $30,768 $25,257