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North Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for North Carolina was $50,584 in 2016, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, North Carolina median household income is $7,033 lower. 2017 Census ACS data (including 2017 North Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2018. North Carolina median family income and per capita income for North Carolina are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
North Carolina $50,584 +4.44% +6.94%

North Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for North Carolina is $50,584. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $51,891 and is now $1,307 (2.52%) lower. From a post peak low of $46,853 in 2011, real median household income for North Carolina has now grown by $3,731 (7.96%).

Real Median Household Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2016 $57,617 $50,584
2015 $56,480 $48,434
2014 $54,398 $47,199
2013 $53,838 $47,302
2012 $53,701 $47,198
2011 $53,879 $46,853
2010 $55,093 $47,695
2009 $56,180 $48,856
2008 $58,000 $51,891
2007 $58,736 $51,709
2006 $57,677 $50,741
2005 $56,832 $50,056

North Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for North Carolina was $62,289 in 2016. Compared to the median US family income, North Carolina median family income is $8,773 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2017 family income data will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income in North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
North Carolina $62,289 +2.39% +7.73%

North Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for North Carolina is $62,289. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $63,700 and is now $1,411 (2.22%) lower. From a post peak low of $57,489 in 2012, real median family income for North Carolina has now grown by $4,800 (8.35%).

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Historical Real Median Family Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2016 $71,062 $62,289
2015 $69,122 $60,833
2014 $66,820 $58,172
2013 $65,977 $57,817
2012 $65,363 $57,489
2011 $65,564 $57,698
2010 $66,721 $58,256
2009 $68,329 $60,729
2008 $70,638 $63,082
2007 $70,813 $63,700
2006 $69,670 $62,301
2005 $68,618 $60,638

North Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for North Carolina was $28,156 in 2016. Compared to the US per capita income, North Carolina per capita income is $2,972 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2017 will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income in North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
North Carolina $28,156 +3.74% +7.68%

North Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $28,156, the per capita income for North Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2016 $31,128 $28,156
2015 $30,358 $27,140
2014 $29,288 $26,130
2013 $29,041 $26,148
2012 $28,558 $25,543
2011 $28,494 $25,719
2010 $28,687 $25,795
2009 $29,542 $26,627
2008 $30,755 $28,109
2007 $30,894 $28,137
2006 $30,078 $27,314
2005 $30,768 $27,676