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West Virginia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for West Virginia was $40,196 in 2012, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, West Virginia median household income is $11,175 lower. 2013 Census ACS data (including 2013 West Virginia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2014. West Virginia median family income and per capita income for West Virginia are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in West Virginia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
West Virginia $40,196 +2.32% +0.31%

West Virginia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for West Virginia is $40,196. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $41,040 and is now $844 (2.06%) lower. From a post peak low of $39,286 in 2011, real median household income for West Virginia has now grown by $910 (2.32%).

Real Median Household Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2012 $51,371 $40,196
2011 $51,557 $39,286
2010 $52,703 $40,247
2009 $53,760 $40,073
2008 $55,484 $40,512
2007 $56,189 $41,040
2006 $55,176 $39,925
2005 $54,387 $39,344

West Virginia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for West Virginia was $51,320 in 2012. Compared to the median US family income, West Virginia median family income is $11,207 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2013 family income data will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Median Family Income in West Virginia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
West Virginia $51,320 +1.16% +0.59%

West Virginia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for West Virginia is $51,320. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $52,342 and is now $1,022 (1.95%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2012 $62,527 $51,320
2011 $62,739 $50,731
2010 $63,827 $51,525
2009 $65,387 $51,018
2008 $67,574 $52,342
2007 $67,742 $51,314
2006 $66,650 $50,121
2005 $65,666 $50,364

West Virginia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for West Virginia was $22,410 in 2012. Compared to the US per capita income, West Virginia per capita income is $4,909 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2013 will be released in September of 2014.

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Real Per Capita Income in West Virginia

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
West Virginia $22,410 -0.49% -1.64%

West Virginia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for West Virginia is $22,410. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $22,784 and is now $374 (1.64%) lower. From a post peak low of $22,065 in 2010, real per capita income for West Virginia has now grown by $345 (1.56%).

Real Per Capita Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2012 $27,319 $22,410
2011 $27,266 $22,521
2010 $27,443 $22,065
2009 $28,270 $22,784
2008 $29,421 $22,566
2007 $29,554 $22,612
2006 $28,774 $22,112
2005 $29,445 $22,598