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Durham-Chapel Hill North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Durham-Chapel Hill North Carolina metro area was $56,182 in 2016, the latest figures available. Durham median household income is $5,598 higher than the median North Carolina household income and $1,435 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Durham median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Durham-Chapel Hill are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Durham North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
North Carolina $50,584 +4.44% +6.94%
Durham $56,182 +2.44% +1.93%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Durham is $56,182. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $58,377 and is now $2,195 (3.76%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,945 in 2011, real median household income for Durham has now grown by $4,237 (8.16%).

Real Median Household Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2016 $57,617 $50,584 $56,182
2015 $56,480 $48,434 $54,844
2014 $54,398 $47,199 $52,706
2013 $53,838 $47,302 $55,118
2012 $53,701 $47,198 $52,542
2011 $53,879 $46,853 $51,945
2010 $55,093 $47,695 $52,821
2009 $56,180 $48,856 $55,823
2008 $58,000 $51,891 $58,377
2007 $58,736 $51,709 $55,983
2006 $57,677 $50,741 $55,429
2005 $56,832 $50,056 $54,516

Durham Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Durham was $77,088 in 2016. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Durham median family income is $14,799 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Durham will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Durham North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
North Carolina $62,289 +2.39% +7.73%
Durham $77,088 +1.99% +6.51%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $77,088, the median family income for Durham was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2016 $71,062 $62,289 $77,088
2015 $69,122 $60,833 $75,581
2014 $66,820 $58,172 $69,937
2013 $65,977 $57,817 $72,374
2012 $65,363 $57,489 $66,947
2011 $65,564 $57,698 $67,437
2010 $66,721 $58,256 $70,092
2009 $68,329 $60,729 $71,311
2008 $70,638 $63,082 $75,671
2007 $70,813 $63,700 $73,833
2006 $69,670 $62,301 $69,987
2005 $68,618 $60,638 $69,966

Durham Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Durham was $33,909 in 2016. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Durham median per capita income is $5,753 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Durham will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Durham North Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
North Carolina $28,156 +3.74% +7.68%
Durham $33,909 +3.47% +3.96%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Durham is $33,909. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $34,174 and is now $265 (0.78%) lower. From a post peak low of $29,921 in 2010, real per capita income for Durham has now grown by $3,988 (13.33%).

Real Per Capita Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2016 $31,128 $28,156 $33,909
2015 $30,358 $27,140 $32,771
2014 $29,288 $26,130 $31,912
2013 $29,041 $26,148 $32,618
2012 $28,558 $25,543 $30,875
2011 $28,494 $25,719 $30,586
2010 $28,687 $25,795 $29,921
2009 $29,542 $26,627 $30,946
2008 $30,755 $28,109 $32,835
2007 $30,894 $28,137 $32,367
2006 $30,078 $27,314 $31,910
2005 $30,768 $27,676 $34,174