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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Washington Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Washington metro area was $71,273 in 2014, the latest figures available. Seattle median household income is $9,907 higher than the median Washington household income and $17,616 greater than the US median household income. 2015 metro income data (including Seattle median household income) will be released in September of 2016. Median family and per capita income for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Seattle Washington

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
Washington $61,366 +3.38% +2.57%
Seattle $71,273 +3.92% +5.65%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Seattle is $71,273. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $73,085 and is now $1,812 (2.48%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2014 $53,657 $61,366 $71,273
2013 $53,105 $59,361 $68,583
2012 $52,970 $59,365 $67,721
2011 $53,162 $59,828 $67,460
2010 $54,343 $60,408 $68,505
2009 $55,415 $62,396 $70,650
2008 $57,211 $63,862 $73,085
2007 $57,936 $63,475 $72,957
2006 $56,892 $61,743 $71,231
2005 $56,058 $59,719 $66,629

Seattle Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Seattle was $87,553 in 2014. Compared to the median Washington family income, Seattle median family income is $13,360 higher. As with the median household income data, 2015 family income data for Seattle will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income for Seattle Washington

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
Washington $74,193 +2.28% +2.70%
Seattle $87,553 +4.07% +5.07%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Seattle is $87,553. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $89,321 and is now $1,768 (1.98%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2014 $65,910 $74,193 $87,553
2013 $65,078 $72,539 $84,129
2012 $64,473 $72,114 $83,360
2011 $64,691 $72,242 $83,332
2010 $65,813 $73,109 $83,477
2009 $67,399 $75,430 $87,059
2008 $69,677 $77,519 $89,056
2007 $69,849 $76,093 $89,321
2006 $68,722 $74,803 $86,659
2005 $67,684 $72,830 $82,277

Seattle Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Seattle was $36,854 in 2014. Compared to the median Washington per capita income, Seattle median per capita income is $5,013 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2015 per capita income data for Seattle will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income for Seattle Washington

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
Washington $31,841 +2.14% +3.31%
Seattle $36,854 +1.34% +4.08%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Seattle is $36,854. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $38,710 and is now $1,856 (4.79%) lower. From a post peak low of $35,183 in 2010, real per capita income for Seattle has now grown by $1,671 (4.75%).

Real Per Capita Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2014 $28,889 $31,841 $36,854
2013 $28,645 $31,174 $36,365
2012 $28,169 $30,790 $35,440
2011 $28,115 $30,820 $35,411
2010 $28,297 $30,799 $35,183
2009 $29,140 $31,830 $36,823
2008 $30,337 $33,221 $38,710
2007 $30,473 $33,144 $38,520
2006 $29,669 $32,110 $37,266
2005 $30,349 $32,322 $37,040