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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 $78,612 in 2016, the latest figures available. Seattle median household income is $11,506 higher than the median Washington household income and $20,995 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Seattle median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Seattle Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Washington $67,106 +3.34% +11.51%
Seattle $78,612 +3.05% +13.06%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $78,612, the median household income for Seattle was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2016 $57,617 $67,106 $78,612
2015 $56,480 $64,939 $76,283
2014 $54,398 $62,213 $72,257
2013 $53,838 $60,181 $69,530
2012 $53,701 $60,184 $68,656
2011 $53,879 $60,635 $68,370
2010 $55,093 $61,241 $69,450
2009 $56,180 $63,257 $71,625
2008 $58,000 $64,743 $74,093
2007 $58,736 $64,351 $73,964
2006 $57,677 $62,595 $72,214
2005 $56,832 $60,543 $67,549

Seattle Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Seattle was $95,688 in 2016. Compared to the median Washington family income, Seattle median family income is $14,454 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Seattle will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Seattle Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Washington $81,234 +4.25% +10.46%
Seattle $95,688 +3.70% +12.19%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $95,688, the median family income for Seattle was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2016 $71,062 $81,234 $95,688
2015 $69,122 $77,926 $92,274
2014 $66,820 $75,218 $88,762
2013 $65,977 $73,541 $85,290
2012 $65,363 $73,109 $84,511
2011 $65,564 $73,217 $84,456
2010 $66,721 $74,117 $84,628
2009 $68,329 $76,471 $88,260
2008 $70,638 $78,589 $90,285
2007 $70,813 $77,144 $90,554
2006 $69,670 $75,835 $87,855
2005 $68,618 $73,835 $83,413

Seattle Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Seattle was $41,584 in 2016. Compared to the median Washington per capita income, Seattle median per capita income is $6,300 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Seattle will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Seattle Washington

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Washington $35,284 +4.05% +11.64%
Seattle $41,584 +4.89% +12.79%

Trends in Seattle, WA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $41,584, the per capita income for Seattle was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Seattle, Washington, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Seattle

Date US Washington Seattle
2016 $31,128 $35,284 $41,584
2015 $30,358 $33,909 $39,647
2014 $29,288 $32,281 $37,363
2013 $29,041 $31,604 $36,867
2012 $28,558 $31,215 $35,929
2011 $28,494 $31,236 $35,888
2010 $28,687 $31,224 $35,668
2009 $29,542 $32,270 $37,332
2008 $30,755 $33,679 $39,244
2007 $30,894 $33,601 $39,052
2006 $30,078 $32,553 $37,780
2005 $30,768 $32,768 $37,551