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Rochester New York Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Rochester New York metro area was $55,134 in 2016, the latest figures available. Rochester median household income is $7,775 lower than the median New York household income and $2,483 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Rochester median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Rochester are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Rochester New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
New York $62,909 +2.09% +6.42%
Rochester $55,134 +1.45% +3.18%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Rochester is $55,134. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $58,450 and is now $3,316 (5.67%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,791 in 2014, real median household income for Rochester has now grown by $3,343 (6.45%).

Real Median Household Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2016 $57,617 $62,909 $55,134
2015 $56,480 $61,619 $54,345
2014 $54,398 $59,691 $51,791
2013 $53,838 $59,113 $53,434
2012 $53,701 $59,008 $53,001
2011 $53,879 $58,940 $53,961
2010 $55,093 $59,608 $55,274
2009 $56,180 $61,144 $56,320
2008 $58,000 $62,464 $58,394
2007 $58,736 $61,947 $58,450
2006 $57,677 $61,168 $56,841
2005 $56,832 $60,811 $56,625

Rochester Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Rochester was $71,312 in 2016. Compared to the median New York family income, Rochester median family income is $6,067 lower. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Rochester will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Rochester New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
New York $77,379 +3.47% +6.54%
Rochester $71,312 +0.31% +4.26%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Rochester is $71,312. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $72,277 and is now $965 (1.34%) lower. From a post peak low of $67,223 in 2012, real median family income for Rochester has now grown by $4,089 (6.08%).

Real Median Family Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2016 $71,062 $77,379 $71,312
2015 $69,122 $74,787 $71,092
2014 $66,820 $72,097 $67,281
2013 $65,977 $72,628 $68,401
2012 $65,363 $71,497 $67,223
2011 $65,564 $71,322 $68,763
2010 $66,721 $72,542 $68,973
2009 $68,329 $74,828 $72,277
2008 $70,638 $75,667 $71,905
2007 $70,813 $74,782 $72,239
2006 $69,670 $73,970 $71,219
2005 $68,618 $73,355 $71,312

Rochester Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Rochester was $30,402 in 2016. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Rochester median per capita income is $5,132 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Rochester will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Rochester New York

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
New York $35,534 +2.32% +6.07%
Rochester $30,402 +1.40% +5.67%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $30,402, the per capita income for Rochester was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2016 $31,128 $35,534 $30,402
2015 $30,358 $34,730 $29,982
2014 $29,288 $33,552 $28,880
2013 $29,041 $33,502 $28,772
2012 $28,558 $32,709 $28,153
2011 $28,494 $32,730 $28,383
2010 $28,687 $33,037 $29,042
2009 $29,542 $34,281 $29,154
2008 $30,755 $34,878 $29,109
2007 $30,894 $34,594 $29,098
2006 $30,078 $33,360 $28,712
2005 $30,768 $34,606 $30,133