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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 $56,430 in 2015, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $9,192 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $655 greater than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
South Carolina $47,238 +4.30% +6.15%
Charleston $56,430 +5.21% +9.09%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $56,430. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $57,577 and is now $1,147 (1.99%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,728 in 2012, real median household income for Charleston has now grown by $4,702 (9.09%).

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2015 $55,775 $47,238 $56,430
2014 $53,719 $45,290 $53,634
2013 $53,166 $44,938 $52,679
2012 $53,031 $44,500 $51,728
2011 $53,223 $44,650 $52,919
2010 $54,405 $45,678 $52,248
2009 $55,478 $46,885 $53,297
2008 $57,276 $49,125 $57,577
2007 $58,003 $49,531 $56,960
2006 $56,957 $48,315 $54,571
2005 $56,122 $47,716 $54,941

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $70,720 in 2015. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $11,438 higher. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
South Carolina $59,282 +4.82% +8.84%
Charleston $70,720 +5.92% +14.64%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $70,720, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2015 $68,260 $59,282 $70,720
2014 $65,986 $56,556 $66,765
2013 $65,153 $55,645 $67,658
2012 $64,548 $54,468 $61,688
2011 $64,766 $55,055 $62,747
2010 $65,888 $56,207 $62,718
2009 $67,476 $57,892 $65,006
2008 $69,756 $61,278 $69,796
2007 $69,929 $60,487 $68,292
2006 $68,801 $59,170 $65,866
2005 $67,761 $58,377 $63,936

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $30,769 in 2015. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $5,142 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
South Carolina $25,627 +4.07% +6.11%
Charleston $30,769 +4.88% +10.06%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $30,769, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2015 $29,979 $25,627 $30,769
2014 $28,922 $24,624 $29,337
2013 $28,678 $24,102 $28,315
2012 $28,202 $24,152 $27,956
2011 $28,147 $23,816 $26,582
2010 $28,329 $24,055 $27,558
2009 $29,174 $24,865 $27,848
2008 $30,371 $26,091 $29,809
2007 $30,508 $26,449 $30,354
2006 $29,703 $25,715 $29,976
2005 $30,384 $26,136 $28,997