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Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville South Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville South Carolina metro area was $57,659 in 2016, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $8,158 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $42 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
South Carolina $49,501 +3.48% +8.78%
Charleston $57,659 +0.90% +8.09%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $57,659. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $58,304 and is now $645 (1.11%) lower. From a post peak low of $52,381 in 2012, real median household income for Charleston has now grown by $5,278 (10.08%).

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2016 $57,617 $49,501 $57,659
2015 $56,480 $47,835 $57,143
2014 $54,398 $45,863 $54,312
2013 $53,838 $45,506 $53,345
2012 $53,701 $45,062 $52,381
2011 $53,879 $45,200 $53,571
2010 $55,093 $46,255 $52,909
2009 $56,180 $47,478 $53,970
2008 $58,000 $49,746 $58,304
2007 $58,736 $50,157 $57,680
2006 $57,677 $48,926 $55,260
2005 $56,832 $48,320 $55,636

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $73,249 in 2016. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $11,714 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
South Carolina $61,535 +2.51% +9.20%
Charleston $73,249 +2.28% +6.91%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $73,249, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2016 $71,062 $61,535 $73,249
2015 $69,122 $60,031 $71,613
2014 $66,820 $57,271 $67,609
2013 $65,977 $56,349 $68,513
2012 $65,363 $55,156 $62,467
2011 $65,564 $55,733 $63,520
2010 $66,721 $56,918 $63,511
2009 $68,329 $58,624 $65,828
2008 $70,638 $62,052 $70,678
2007 $70,813 $61,251 $69,155
2006 $69,670 $59,918 $66,699
2005 $68,618 $59,115 $64,744

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $32,045 in 2016. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $5,029 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
South Carolina $27,016 +4.10% +10.69%
Charleston $32,045 +2.85% +11.76%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $32,045, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2016 $31,128 $27,016 $32,045
2015 $30,358 $25,951 $31,158
2014 $29,288 $24,936 $29,708
2013 $29,041 $24,407 $28,673
2012 $28,558 $24,457 $28,309
2011 $28,494 $24,109 $26,910
2010 $28,687 $24,359 $27,906
2009 $29,542 $25,180 $28,200
2008 $30,755 $26,421 $30,186
2007 $30,894 $26,783 $30,737
2006 $30,078 $26,040 $30,354
2005 $30,768 $26,467 $29,363