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Columbia South Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Columbia South Carolina metro area was $52,247 in 2016, the latest figures available. Columbia median household income is $2,746 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $5,370 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Columbia median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Columbia are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Columbia South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
South Carolina $49,501 +3.48% +8.78%
Columbia $52,247 +0.44% +4.18%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Columbia is $52,247. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $55,107 and is now $2,860 (5.19%) lower. From a post peak low of $48,321 in 2011, real median household income for Columbia has now grown by $3,926 (8.12%).

Real Median Household Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2016 $57,617 $49,501 $52,247
2015 $56,480 $47,835 $52,018
2014 $54,398 $45,863 $50,783
2013 $53,838 $45,506 $50,152
2012 $53,701 $45,062 $50,975
2011 $53,879 $45,200 $48,321
2010 $55,093 $46,255 $50,560
2009 $56,180 $47,478 $53,264
2008 $58,000 $49,746 $54,446
2007 $58,736 $50,157 $55,107
2006 $57,677 $48,926 $54,716
2005 $56,832 $48,320 $52,978

Columbia Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Columbia was $63,800 in 2016. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Columbia median family income is $2,265 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Columbia South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
South Carolina $61,535 +2.51% +9.20%
Columbia $63,800 -3.48% +1.03%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Columbia is $63,800. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $69,316 and is now $5,516 (7.96%) lower. From a post peak low of $59,481 in 2011, real median family income for Columbia has now grown by $4,319 (7.26%).

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Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2016 $71,062 $61,535 $63,800
2015 $69,122 $60,031 $66,101
2014 $66,820 $57,271 $63,668
2013 $65,977 $56,349 $63,147
2012 $65,363 $55,156 $64,278
2011 $65,564 $55,733 $59,481
2010 $66,721 $56,918 $62,583
2009 $68,329 $58,624 $66,039
2008 $70,638 $62,052 $69,316
2007 $70,813 $61,251 $68,208
2006 $69,670 $59,918 $67,237
2005 $68,618 $59,115 $68,161

Columbia Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Columbia was $27,645 in 2016. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Columbia median per capita income is $629 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Columbia South Carolina

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
South Carolina $27,016 +4.10% +10.69%
Columbia $27,645 +1.62% +8.01%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Columbia is $27,645. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $29,021 and is now $1,376 (4.74%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,594 in 2013, real per capita income for Columbia has now grown by $2,051 (8.01%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2016 $31,128 $27,016 $27,645
2015 $30,358 $25,951 $27,205
2014 $29,288 $24,936 $26,398
2013 $29,041 $24,407 $25,594
2012 $28,558 $24,457 $25,918
2011 $28,494 $24,109 $25,782
2010 $28,687 $24,359 $26,171
2009 $29,542 $25,180 $27,644
2008 $30,755 $26,421 $29,021
2007 $30,894 $26,783 $28,687
2006 $30,078 $26,040 $27,870
2005 $30,768 $26,467 $28,997