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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 $50,108 in 2012, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $7,001 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $1,263 less than the US median household income. 2013 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2014. 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

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
South Carolina $43,107 -0.34% -5.12%
Charleston $50,108 -2.25% -2.98%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $50,108. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $55,776 and is now $5,668 (10.16%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2012 $51,371 $43,107 $50,108
2011 $51,557 $43,252 $51,262
2010 $52,703 $44,249 $50,614
2009 $53,760 $45,433 $51,646
2008 $55,484 $47,589 $55,776
2007 $56,189 $47,982 $55,179
2006 $55,176 $46,805 $52,864
2005 $54,387 $46,241 $53,243

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $59,757 in 2012. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $6,994 higher. As with the median household income data, 2013 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
South Carolina $52,763 -1.07% -5.95%
Charleston $59,757 -1.69% -5.14%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $59,757. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $67,613 and is now $7,856 (11.62%) lower.

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Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2012 $62,527 $52,763 $59,757
2011 $62,739 $53,331 $60,783
2010 $63,827 $54,449 $60,756
2009 $65,387 $56,099 $62,993
2008 $67,574 $59,361 $67,613
2007 $67,742 $58,595 $66,157
2006 $66,650 $57,321 $63,807
2005 $65,666 $56,572 $61,959

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $27,081 in 2012. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $3,685 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2013 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
South Carolina $23,396 +1.41% -2.90%
Charleston $27,081 +5.17% +0.35%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $27,081. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $29,405 and is now $2,324 (7.90%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,750 in 2011, real per capita income for Charleston has now grown by $1,331 (5.17%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2012 $27,319 $23,396 $27,081
2011 $27,266 $23,070 $25,750
2010 $27,443 $23,303 $26,696
2009 $28,270 $24,095 $26,986
2008 $29,421 $25,275 $28,876
2007 $29,554 $25,622 $29,405
2006 $28,774 $24,911 $29,038
2005 $29,445 $25,328 $28,100