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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $45,238 in 2014, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $8,419 lower. 2015 Census ACS data (including 2015 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2016. 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

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
South Carolina $45,238 +0.78% +1.44%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $45,238. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $49,474 and is now $4,236 (8.56%) lower. From a post peak low of $44,449 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $789 (1.78%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2014 $53,657 $45,238
2013 $53,105 $44,886
2012 $52,970 $44,449
2011 $53,162 $44,598
2010 $54,343 $45,626
2009 $55,415 $46,831
2008 $57,211 $49,069
2007 $57,936 $49,474
2006 $56,892 $48,260
2005 $56,058 $47,662

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $56,491 in 2014. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $9,419 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2015 family income data will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
South Carolina $56,491 +1.64% +2.73%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $56,491. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $61,208 and is now $4,717 (7.71%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,405 in 2012, real median family income for South Carolina has now grown by $2,086 (3.83%).

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2014 $65,910 $56,491
2013 $65,078 $55,581
2012 $64,473 $54,405
2011 $64,691 $54,991
2010 $65,813 $56,143
2009 $67,399 $57,826
2008 $69,677 $61,208
2007 $69,849 $60,417
2006 $68,722 $59,103
2005 $67,684 $58,311

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $24,596 in 2014. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,293 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2015 will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
South Carolina $24,596 +2.16% +3.40%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for South Carolina is $24,596. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $26,418 and is now $1,822 (6.90%) lower. From a post peak low of $23,788 in 2011, real per capita income for South Carolina has now grown by $808 (3.40%).

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2014 $28,889 $24,596
2013 $28,645 $24,075
2012 $28,169 $24,124
2011 $28,115 $23,788
2010 $28,297 $24,028
2009 $29,140 $24,837
2008 $30,337 $26,062
2007 $30,473 $26,418
2006 $29,669 $25,686
2005 $30,349 $26,106