Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $57,617 in 2016, the latest data available. 2017 Census ACS data (including 2017 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2018. 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

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for the United States is $57,617. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $58,736 and is now $1,119 (1.91%) lower. From a post peak low of $53,701 in 2012, real median household income for the United States has now grown by $3,916 (7.29%).

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2016 $57,617
2015 $56,480
2014 $54,398
2013 $53,838
2012 $53,701
2011 $53,879
2010 $55,093
2009 $56,180
2008 $58,000
2007 $58,736
2006 $57,677
2005 $56,832

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $71,062 in 2016, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2017 will be release in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $71,062, the median family income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2016 $71,062
2015 $69,122
2014 $66,820
2013 $65,977
2012 $65,363
2011 $65,564
2010 $66,721
2009 $68,329
2008 $70,638
2007 $70,813
2006 $69,670
2005 $68,618

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $31,128 in 2016, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2017 will be release in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $31,128, the per capita income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2016 $31,128
2015 $30,358
2014 $29,288
2013 $29,041
2012 $28,558
2011 $28,494
2010 $28,687
2009 $29,542
2008 $30,755
2007 $30,894
2006 $30,078
2005 $30,768