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Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Massachusetts metro area was $78,800 in 2015, the latest figures available. Boston median household income is $8,172 higher than the median Massachusetts household income and $23,025 greater than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Boston median household income) will be released in September of 2017. Median family and per capita income for Boston-Cambridge-Quincy are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Boston Massachusetts

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
Massachusetts $70,628 +2.00% +4.71%
Boston $78,800 +4.02% +6.40%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $78,800, the median household income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Median Household Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2015 $55,775 $70,628 $78,800
2014 $53,719 $69,240 $75,754
2013 $53,166 $67,939 $74,186
2012 $53,031 $67,451 $74,057
2011 $53,223 $66,246 $73,197
2010 $54,405 $67,479 $73,945
2009 $55,478 $70,789 $76,592
2008 $57,276 $71,997 $78,558
2007 $58,003 $71,291 $77,895
2006 $56,957 $70,490 $75,405
2005 $56,122 $69,402 $75,329

Boston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Boston was $99,887 in 2015. Compared to the median Massachusetts family income, Boston median family income is $9,297 higher. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Boston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Boston Massachusetts

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
Massachusetts $90,590 +2.88% +5.76%
Boston $99,887 +3.36% +6.67%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $99,887, the median family income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Median Family Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2015 $68,260 $90,590 $99,887
2014 $65,986 $88,053 $96,643
2013 $65,153 $85,283 $93,143
2012 $64,548 $85,659 $93,645
2011 $64,766 $84,758 $91,581
2010 $65,888 $85,504 $93,300
2009 $67,476 $89,516 $98,157
2008 $69,756 $89,795 $98,429
2007 $69,929 $89,733 $97,129
2006 $68,801 $87,535 $94,324
2005 $67,761 $86,965 $92,364

Boston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Boston was $41,334 in 2015. Compared to the median Massachusetts per capita income, Boston median per capita income is $3,204 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Boston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Boston Massachusetts

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
Massachusetts $38,130 +2.14% +5.81%
Boston $41,334 +1.71% +5.76%

Trends in Boston, MA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $41,334, the per capita income for Boston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Per Capita Income: Boston, Massachusetts, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Boston

Date US Massachusetts Boston
2015 $29,979 $38,130 $41,334
2014 $28,922 $37,331 $40,640
2013 $28,678 $36,508 $39,746
2012 $28,202 $36,035 $39,084
2011 $28,147 $35,875 $38,859
2010 $28,329 $36,095 $39,135
2009 $29,174 $36,937 $39,961
2008 $30,371 $37,926 $40,955
2007 $30,508 $37,520 $40,421
2006 $29,703 $36,073 $38,750
2005 $30,384 $37,632 $40,522