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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $49,501 in 2016, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $8,116 lower. 2017 Census ACS data (including 2017 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2018. 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

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
South Carolina $49,501 +3.48% +8.78%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $49,501. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $50,157 and is now $656 (1.31%) lower. From a post peak low of $45,062 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $4,439 (9.85%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2016 $57,617 $49,501
2015 $56,480 $47,835
2014 $54,398 $45,863
2013 $53,838 $45,506
2012 $53,701 $45,062
2011 $53,879 $45,200
2010 $55,093 $46,255
2009 $56,180 $47,478
2008 $58,000 $49,746
2007 $58,736 $50,157
2006 $57,677 $48,926
2005 $56,832 $48,320

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $61,535 in 2016. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $9,527 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2017 family income data will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
South Carolina $61,535 +2.51% +9.20%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $61,535. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $62,052 and is now $517 (0.83%) lower. From a post peak low of $55,156 in 2012, real median family income for South Carolina has now grown by $6,379 (11.57%).

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2016 $71,062 $61,535
2015 $69,122 $60,031
2014 $66,820 $57,271
2013 $65,977 $56,349
2012 $65,363 $55,156
2011 $65,564 $55,733
2010 $66,721 $56,918
2009 $68,329 $58,624
2008 $70,638 $62,052
2007 $70,813 $61,251
2006 $69,670 $59,918
2005 $68,618 $59,115

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $27,016 in 2016. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,112 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2017 will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
South Carolina $27,016 +4.10% +10.69%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $27,016, the per capita income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2016 $31,128 $27,016
2015 $30,358 $25,951
2014 $29,288 $24,936
2013 $29,041 $24,407
2012 $28,558 $24,457
2011 $28,494 $24,109
2010 $28,687 $24,359
2009 $29,542 $25,180
2008 $30,755 $26,421
2007 $30,894 $26,783
2006 $30,078 $26,040
2005 $30,768 $26,467