Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $55,775 in 2015, the latest data available. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for the United States is $55,775. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $58,003 and is now $2,228 (3.84%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,031 in 2012, real median household income for the United States has now grown by $2,744 (5.17%).

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2015 $55,775
2014 $53,719
2013 $53,166
2012 $53,031
2011 $53,223
2010 $54,405
2009 $55,478
2008 $57,276
2007 $58,003
2006 $56,957
2005 $56,122

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $68,260 in 2015, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2016 will be release in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for the United States is $68,260. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $69,929 and is now $1,669 (2.39%) lower. From a post peak low of $64,548 in 2012, real median family income for the United States has now grown by $3,712 (5.75%).

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2015 $68,260
2014 $65,986
2013 $65,153
2012 $64,548
2011 $64,766
2010 $65,888
2009 $67,476
2008 $69,756
2007 $69,929
2006 $68,801
2005 $67,761

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $29,979 in 2015, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2016 will be release in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for the United States is $29,979. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $30,508 and is now $529 (1.73%) lower. From a post peak low of $28,147 in 2011, real per capita income for the United States has now grown by $1,832 (6.51%).

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2015 $29,979
2014 $28,922
2013 $28,678
2012 $28,202
2011 $28,147
2010 $28,329
2009 $29,174
2008 $30,371
2007 $30,508
2006 $29,703
2005 $30,384