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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $44,163 in 2013, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $8,087 lower. 2014 Census ACS data (including 2014 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2015. South Carolina median family income and per capita income for South Carolina are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%
South Carolina $44,163 +0.98% -1.62%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $44,163. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $48,679 and is now $4,516 (9.28%) lower. From a post peak low of $43,733 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $430 (0.98%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2013 $52,250 $44,163
2012 $52,117 $43,733
2011 $52,306 $43,880
2010 $53,469 $44,892
2009 $54,541 $46,093
2008 $56,290 $48,280
2007 $57,006 $48,679
2006 $55,978 $47,485
2005 $55,178 $46,913

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $54,686 in 2013. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $9,344 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2014 family income data will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%
South Carolina $54,686 +2.16% -1.00%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $54,686. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $60,223 and is now $5,537 (9.19%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,529 in 2012, real median family income for South Carolina has now grown by $1,157 (2.16%).

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2013 $64,030 $54,686
2012 $63,435 $53,529
2011 $63,650 $54,106
2010 $64,754 $55,240
2009 $66,336 $56,914
2008 $68,556 $60,223
2007 $68,727 $59,447
2006 $67,618 $58,153
2005 $66,621 $57,395

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $23,687 in 2013. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,497 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2014 will be released in September of 2015.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%
South Carolina $23,687 -0.21% +0.19%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for South Carolina is $23,687. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $25,994 and is now $2,307 (8.88%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,405 in 2011, real per capita income for South Carolina has now grown by $282 (1.20%).

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2013 $28,184 $23,687
2012 $27,716 $23,736
2011 $27,662 $23,405
2010 $27,841 $23,641
2009 $28,681 $24,445
2008 $29,849 $25,642
2007 $29,984 $25,994
2006 $29,192 $25,273
2005 $29,873 $25,696