Department of Numbers

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 $51,771 in 2013, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $7,608 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $479 less than the US median household income. 2014 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2015. Median family and per capita income for Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville are shown below.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Household Income for Charleston South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%
South Carolina $44,163 +0.98% -1.62%
Charleston $51,771 +1.84% +0.82%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $51,771. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $56,586 and is now $4,815 (8.51%) lower. From a post peak low of $50,836 in 2012, real median household income for Charleston has now grown by $935 (1.84%).

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2013 $52,250 $44,163 $51,771
2012 $52,117 $43,733 $50,836
2011 $52,306 $43,880 $52,007
2010 $53,469 $44,892 $51,349
2009 $54,541 $46,093 $52,396
2008 $56,290 $48,280 $56,586
2007 $57,006 $48,679 $55,981
2006 $55,978 $47,485 $53,632
2005 $55,178 $46,913 $54,017

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $66,492 in 2013. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $11,806 higher. As with the median household income data, 2014 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2015.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%
South Carolina $54,686 +2.16% -1.00%
Charleston $66,492 +9.68% +7.87%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $66,492. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $68,595 and is now $2,103 (3.07%) lower. From a post peak low of $60,625 in 2012, real median family income for Charleston has now grown by $5,867 (9.68%).

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2013 $64,030 $54,686 $66,492
2012 $63,435 $53,529 $60,625
2011 $63,650 $54,106 $61,666
2010 $64,754 $55,240 $61,639
2009 $66,336 $56,914 $63,908
2008 $68,556 $60,223 $68,595
2007 $68,727 $59,447 $67,118
2006 $67,618 $58,153 $64,734
2005 $66,621 $57,395 $62,860

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $27,827 in 2013. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $4,140 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2014 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2015.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%
South Carolina $23,687 -0.21% +0.19%
Charleston $27,827 +1.28% +2.74%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $27,827. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $29,832 and is now $2,005 (6.72%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,124 in 2011, real per capita income for Charleston has now grown by $1,703 (6.52%).

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2013 $28,184 $23,687 $27,827
2012 $27,716 $23,736 $27,474
2011 $27,662 $23,405 $26,124
2010 $27,841 $23,641 $27,084
2009 $28,681 $24,445 $27,378
2008 $29,849 $25,642 $29,296
2007 $29,984 $25,994 $29,832
2006 $29,192 $25,273 $29,460
2005 $29,873 $25,696 $28,509