Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $51,371 in 2012, the latest data available. 2013 Census ACS data (including 2013 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2014. 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

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for the United States is $51,371. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $56,189 and is now $4,818 (8.57%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2012 $51,371
2011 $51,557
2010 $52,703
2009 $53,760
2008 $55,484
2007 $56,189
2006 $55,176
2005 $54,387

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $62,527 in 2012, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2013 will be release in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for the United States is $62,527. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $67,742 and is now $5,215 (7.70%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2012 $62,527
2011 $62,739
2010 $63,827
2009 $65,387
2008 $67,574
2007 $67,742
2006 $66,650
2005 $65,666

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $27,319 in 2012, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2013 will be release in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for the United States is $27,319. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $29,554 and is now $2,235 (7.56%) lower. From a post peak low of $27,266 in 2011, real per capita income for the United States has now grown by $53 (0.19%).

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2012 $27,319
2011 $27,266
2010 $27,443
2009 $28,270
2008 $29,421
2007 $29,554
2006 $28,774
2005 $29,445