Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $52,250 in 2013, the latest data available. 2014 Census ACS data (including 2014 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2015. 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

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $52,250 +0.26% -2.28%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for the United States is $52,250. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $57,006 and is now $4,756 (8.34%) lower. From a post peak low of $52,117 in 2012, real median household income for the United States has now grown by $133 (0.26%).

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2013 $52,250
2012 $52,117
2011 $52,306
2010 $53,469
2009 $54,541
2008 $56,290
2007 $57,006
2006 $55,978
2005 $55,178

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $64,030 in 2013, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2014 will be release in September of 2015.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $64,030 +0.94% -1.12%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for the United States is $64,030. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $68,727 and is now $4,697 (6.83%) lower. From a post peak low of $63,435 in 2012, real median family income for the United States has now grown by $595 (0.94%).

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2013 $64,030
2012 $63,435
2011 $63,650
2010 $64,754
2009 $66,336
2008 $68,556
2007 $68,727
2006 $67,618
2005 $66,621

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $28,184 in 2013, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2014 will be release in September of 2015.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2013 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,184 +1.69% +1.23%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for the United States is $28,184. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $29,984 and is now $1,800 (6.00%) lower. From a post peak low of $27,662 in 2011, real per capita income for the United States has now grown by $522 (1.89%).

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2013 $28,184
2012 $27,716
2011 $27,662
2010 $27,841
2009 $28,681
2008 $29,849
2007 $29,984
2006 $29,192
2005 $29,873