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North Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for North Carolina was $47,830 in 2015, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, North Carolina median household income is $7,945 lower. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 North Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
North Carolina $47,830 +2.62% +2.62%

North Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for North Carolina is $47,830. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $51,243 and is now $3,413 (6.66%) lower. From a post peak low of $46,282 in 2011, real median household income for North Carolina has now grown by $1,548 (3.34%).

Real Median Household Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2015 $55,775 $47,830
2014 $53,719 $46,610
2013 $53,166 $46,711
2012 $53,031 $46,609
2011 $53,223 $46,282
2010 $54,405 $47,100
2009 $55,478 $48,246
2008 $57,276 $51,243
2007 $58,003 $51,064
2006 $56,957 $50,108
2005 $56,122 $49,431

North Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for North Carolina was $60,074 in 2015. Compared to the median US family income, North Carolina median family income is $8,186 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 North Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
North Carolina $60,074 +4.57% +5.81%

North Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for North Carolina is $60,074. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $62,904 and is now $2,830 (4.50%) lower. From a post peak low of $56,773 in 2012, real median family income for North Carolina has now grown by $3,301 (5.81%).

Real Median Family Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2015 $68,260 $60,074
2014 $65,986 $57,446
2013 $65,153 $57,095
2012 $64,548 $56,773
2011 $64,766 $56,996
2010 $65,888 $57,529
2009 $67,476 $59,971
2008 $69,756 $62,295
2007 $69,929 $62,904
2006 $68,801 $61,524
2005 $67,761 $59,881

North Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for North Carolina was $26,801 in 2015. Compared to the US per capita income, North Carolina per capita income is $3,178 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2016 will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in North Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
North Carolina $26,801 +3.86% +6.25%

North Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for North Carolina is $26,801. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $27,786 and is now $985 (3.54%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,225 in 2012, real per capita income for North Carolina has now grown by $1,576 (6.25%).

Real Per Capita Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2015 $29,979 $26,801
2014 $28,922 $25,804
2013 $28,678 $25,822
2012 $28,202 $25,225
2011 $28,147 $25,406
2010 $28,329 $25,473
2009 $29,174 $26,295
2008 $30,371 $27,758
2007 $30,508 $27,786
2006 $29,703 $26,973
2005 $30,384 $27,330