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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 $53,572 in 2014, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $8,334 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $85 less than the US median household income. 2015 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2016. 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

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
South Carolina $45,238 +0.78% +1.44%
Charleston $53,572 +1.81% +1.35%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $53,572. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $57,511 and is now $3,939 (6.85%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,668 in 2012, real median household income for Charleston has now grown by $1,904 (3.69%).

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2014 $53,657 $45,238 $53,572
2013 $53,105 $44,886 $52,618
2012 $52,970 $44,449 $51,668
2011 $53,162 $44,598 $52,857
2010 $54,343 $45,626 $52,189
2009 $55,415 $46,831 $53,236
2008 $57,211 $49,069 $57,511
2007 $57,936 $49,474 $56,895
2006 $56,892 $48,260 $54,508
2005 $56,058 $47,662 $54,879

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $66,688 in 2014. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $10,197 higher. As with the median household income data, 2015 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
South Carolina $56,491 +1.64% +2.73%
Charleston $66,688 -1.32% +6.40%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $66,688. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $69,717 and is now $3,029 (4.34%) lower. From a post peak low of $61,617 in 2012, real median family income for Charleston has now grown by $5,071 (8.23%).

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2014 $65,910 $56,491 $66,688
2013 $65,078 $55,581 $67,580
2012 $64,473 $54,405 $61,617
2011 $64,691 $54,991 $62,675
2010 $65,813 $56,143 $62,647
2009 $67,399 $57,826 $64,932
2008 $69,677 $61,208 $69,717
2007 $69,849 $60,417 $68,213
2006 $68,722 $59,103 $65,791
2005 $67,684 $58,311 $63,863

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $29,303 in 2014. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $4,707 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2015 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
South Carolina $24,596 +2.16% +3.40%
Charleston $29,303 +3.61% +10.36%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $29,303. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $30,319 and is now $1,016 (3.35%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,551 in 2011, real per capita income for Charleston has now grown by $2,752 (10.36%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2014 $28,889 $24,596 $29,303
2013 $28,645 $24,075 $28,282
2012 $28,169 $24,124 $27,924
2011 $28,115 $23,788 $26,551
2010 $28,297 $24,028 $27,527
2009 $29,140 $24,837 $27,816
2008 $30,337 $26,062 $29,775
2007 $30,473 $26,418 $30,319
2006 $29,669 $25,686 $29,941
2005 $30,349 $26,106 $28,964