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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $41,724 in 2012, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $9,647 lower. 2013 Census ACS data (including 2013 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2014. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
Kentucky $41,724 -0.66% -2.73%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for Kentucky is $41,724. Real median household income peaked in 2006 at $44,837 and is now $3,113 (6.94%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2012 $51,371 $41,724
2011 $51,557 $42,000
2010 $52,703 $42,189
2009 $53,760 $42,896
2008 $55,484 $44,297
2007 $56,189 $44,591
2006 $55,176 $44,837
2005 $54,387 $43,951

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $53,012 in 2012. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $9,515 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2013 family income data will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
Kentucky $53,012 +0.02% -0.56%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for Kentucky is $53,012. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $55,692 and is now $2,680 (4.81%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,002 in 2011, real median family income for Kentucky has now grown by $10 (0.02%).

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2012 $62,527 $53,012
2011 $62,739 $53,002
2010 $63,827 $53,067
2009 $65,387 $53,311
2008 $67,574 $55,165
2007 $67,742 $55,692
2006 $66,650 $55,489
2005 $65,666 $54,354

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $22,722 in 2012. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $4,597 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2013 will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
Kentucky $22,722 -0.19% -2.65%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for Kentucky is $22,722. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $24,308 and is now $1,586 (6.52%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2012 $27,319 $22,722
2011 $27,266 $22,766
2010 $27,443 $22,858
2009 $28,270 $23,340
2008 $29,421 $24,104
2007 $29,554 $24,308
2006 $28,774 $24,042
2005 $29,445 $24,171