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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $45,215 in 2015, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $10,560 lower. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
Kentucky $45,215 +5.13% +4.97%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for Kentucky is $45,215. Real median household income peaked in 2006 at $46,284 and is now $1,069 (2.31%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,008 in 2014, real median household income for Kentucky has now grown by $2,207 (5.13%).

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2015 $55,775 $45,215
2014 $53,719 $43,008
2013 $53,166 $44,160
2012 $53,031 $43,073
2011 $53,223 $43,358
2010 $54,405 $43,551
2009 $55,478 $44,267
2008 $57,276 $45,727
2007 $58,003 $46,031
2006 $56,957 $46,284
2005 $56,122 $45,353

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $56,187 in 2015. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $12,073 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2016 family income data will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
Kentucky $56,187 +2.46% +2.67%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for Kentucky is $56,187. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $57,489 and is now $1,302 (2.26%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,714 in 2011, real median family income for Kentucky has now grown by $1,473 (2.69%).

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2015 $68,260 $56,187
2014 $65,986 $54,839
2013 $65,153 $55,649
2012 $64,548 $54,725
2011 $64,766 $54,714
2010 $65,888 $54,781
2009 $67,476 $55,015
2008 $69,756 $56,946
2007 $69,929 $57,489
2006 $68,801 $57,280
2005 $67,761 $56,088

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $25,082 in 2015. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $4,897 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2016 will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
Kentucky $25,082 +5.78% +6.93%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for Kentucky is $25,082. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $25,093 and is now $11 (0.04%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,456 in 2012, real per capita income for Kentucky has now grown by $1,626 (6.93%).

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2015 $29,979 $25,082
2014 $28,922 $23,711
2013 $28,678 $24,083
2012 $28,202 $23,456
2011 $28,147 $23,502
2010 $28,329 $23,597
2009 $29,174 $24,085
2008 $30,371 $24,882
2007 $30,508 $25,093
2006 $29,703 $24,818
2005 $30,384 $24,942