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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $43,107 in 2012, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $8,264 lower. 2013 Census ACS data (including 2013 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2014. 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

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
South Carolina $43,107 -0.34% -5.12%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $43,107. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $47,982 and is now $4,875 (10.16%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2012 $51,371 $43,107
2011 $51,557 $43,252
2010 $52,703 $44,249
2009 $53,760 $45,433
2008 $55,484 $47,589
2007 $56,189 $47,982
2006 $55,176 $46,805
2005 $54,387 $46,241

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $52,763 in 2012. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $9,764 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2013 family income data will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
South Carolina $52,763 -1.07% -5.95%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $52,763. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $59,361 and is now $6,598 (11.12%) lower.

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Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2012 $62,527 $52,763
2011 $62,739 $53,331
2010 $63,827 $54,449
2009 $65,387 $56,099
2008 $67,574 $59,361
2007 $67,742 $58,595
2006 $66,650 $57,321
2005 $65,666 $56,572

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $23,396 in 2012. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $3,923 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2013 will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
South Carolina $23,396 +1.41% -2.90%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for South Carolina is $23,396. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $25,622 and is now $2,226 (8.69%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,070 in 2011, real per capita income for South Carolina has now grown by $326 (1.41%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2012 $27,319 $23,396
2011 $27,266 $23,070
2010 $27,443 $23,303
2009 $28,270 $24,095
2008 $29,421 $25,275
2007 $29,554 $25,622
2006 $28,774 $24,911
2005 $29,445 $25,328