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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $43,399 in 2013, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $8,851 lower. 2014 Census ACS data (including 2014 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2015. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%
Kentucky $43,399 +2.53% +1.39%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for Kentucky is $43,399. Real median household income peaked in 2006 at $45,488 and is now $2,089 (4.59%) lower. From a post peak low of $42,330 in 2012, real median household income for Kentucky has now grown by $1,069 (2.53%).

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2013 $52,250 $43,399
2012 $52,117 $42,330
2011 $52,306 $42,611
2010 $53,469 $42,802
2009 $54,541 $43,519
2008 $56,290 $44,940
2007 $57,006 $45,239
2006 $55,978 $45,488
2005 $55,178 $44,590

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $54,690 in 2013. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $9,340 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2014 family income data will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%
Kentucky $54,690 +1.69% +1.58%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for Kentucky is $54,690. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $56,501 and is now $1,811 (3.21%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,772 in 2011, real median family income for Kentucky has now grown by $918 (1.71%).

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2013 $64,030 $54,690
2012 $63,435 $53,782
2011 $63,650 $53,772
2010 $64,754 $53,838
2009 $66,336 $54,085
2008 $68,556 $55,966
2007 $68,727 $56,501
2006 $67,618 $56,296
2005 $66,621 $55,144

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $23,668 in 2013. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $4,516 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2014 will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%
Kentucky $23,668 +2.67% +2.06%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for Kentucky is $23,668. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $24,662 and is now $994 (4.03%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,052 in 2012, real per capita income for Kentucky has now grown by $616 (2.67%).

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2013 $28,184 $23,668
2012 $27,716 $23,052
2011 $27,662 $23,097
2010 $27,841 $23,190
2009 $28,681 $23,679
2008 $29,849 $24,454
2007 $29,984 $24,662
2006 $29,192 $24,392
2005 $29,873 $24,522