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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $47,238 in 2015, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $8,537 lower. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
South Carolina $47,238 +4.30% +6.15%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $47,238. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $49,531 and is now $2,293 (4.63%) lower. From a post peak low of $44,500 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $2,738 (6.15%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2015 $55,775 $47,238
2014 $53,719 $45,290
2013 $53,166 $44,938
2012 $53,031 $44,500
2011 $53,223 $44,650
2010 $54,405 $45,678
2009 $55,478 $46,885
2008 $57,276 $49,125
2007 $58,003 $49,531
2006 $56,957 $48,315
2005 $56,122 $47,716

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $59,282 in 2015. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $8,978 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 South Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
South Carolina $59,282 +4.82% +8.84%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $59,282. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $61,278 and is now $1,996 (3.26%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,468 in 2012, real median family income for South Carolina has now grown by $4,814 (8.84%).

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2015 $68,260 $59,282
2014 $65,986 $56,556
2013 $65,153 $55,645
2012 $64,548 $54,468
2011 $64,766 $55,055
2010 $65,888 $56,207
2009 $67,476 $57,892
2008 $69,756 $61,278
2007 $69,929 $60,487
2006 $68,801 $59,170
2005 $67,761 $58,377

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $25,627 in 2015. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,352 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2016 will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
South Carolina $25,627 +4.07% +6.11%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for South Carolina is $25,627. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $26,449 and is now $822 (3.11%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,816 in 2011, real per capita income for South Carolina has now grown by $1,811 (7.60%).

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2015 $29,979 $25,627
2014 $28,922 $24,624
2013 $28,678 $24,102
2012 $28,202 $24,152
2011 $28,147 $23,816
2010 $28,329 $24,055
2009 $29,174 $24,865
2008 $30,371 $26,091
2007 $30,508 $26,449
2006 $29,703 $25,715
2005 $30,384 $26,136