Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $53,657 in 2014, the latest data available. 2015 Census ACS data (including 2015 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2016. Median family income and per capita income for the United States are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in the US

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for the United States is $53,657. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $57,936 and is now $4,279 (7.39%) lower. From a post peak low of $52,970 in 2012, real median household income for the United States has now grown by $687 (1.30%).

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2014 $53,657
2013 $53,105
2012 $52,970
2011 $53,162
2010 $54,343
2009 $55,415
2008 $57,211
2007 $57,936
2006 $56,892
2005 $56,058

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $65,910 in 2014, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2015 will be release in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for the United States is $65,910. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $69,849 and is now $3,939 (5.64%) lower. From a post peak low of $64,473 in 2012, real median family income for the United States has now grown by $1,437 (2.23%).

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2014 $65,910
2013 $65,078
2012 $64,473
2011 $64,691
2010 $65,813
2009 $67,399
2008 $69,677
2007 $69,849
2006 $68,722
2005 $67,684

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $28,889 in 2014, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2015 will be release in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for the United States is $28,889. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $30,473 and is now $1,584 (5.20%) lower. From a post peak low of $28,115 in 2011, real per capita income for the United States has now grown by $774 (2.75%).

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2014 $28,889
2013 $28,645
2012 $28,169
2011 $28,115
2010 $28,297
2009 $29,140
2008 $30,337
2007 $30,473
2006 $29,669
2005 $30,349