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West Virginia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for West Virginia was $42,019 in 2015, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, West Virginia median household income is $13,756 lower. 2016 Census ACS data (including 2016 West Virginia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
West Virginia $42,019 +2.22% +1.26%

West Virginia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for West Virginia is $42,019. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $42,365 and is now $346 (0.82%) lower. From a post peak low of $40,555 in 2011, real median household income for West Virginia has now grown by $1,464 (3.61%).

Real Median Household Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2015 $55,775 $42,019
2014 $53,719 $41,106
2013 $53,166 $41,977
2012 $53,031 $41,495
2011 $53,223 $40,555
2010 $54,405 $41,547
2009 $55,478 $41,354
2008 $57,276 $41,820
2007 $58,003 $42,365
2006 $56,957 $41,214
2005 $56,122 $40,599

West Virginia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for West Virginia was $53,463 in 2015. Compared to the median US family income, West Virginia median family income is $14,797 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2016 family income data will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income in West Virginia

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
West Virginia $53,463 +1.88% +0.91%

West Virginia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for West Virginia is $53,463. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $54,032 and is now $569 (1.05%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2015 $68,260 $53,463
2014 $65,986 $52,474
2013 $65,153 $52,501
2012 $64,548 $52,979
2011 $64,766 $52,371
2010 $65,888 $53,189
2009 $67,476 $52,648
2008 $69,756 $54,032
2007 $69,929 $52,970
2006 $68,801 $51,739
2005 $67,761 $51,970

West Virginia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for West Virginia was $23,539 in 2015. Compared to the US per capita income, West Virginia per capita income is $6,440 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2016 will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income in West Virginia

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
West Virginia $23,539 +3.51% +1.75%

West Virginia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for West Virginia is $23,539. Real per capita income peaked in 2013 at $23,565 and is now $26 (0.11%) lower. From a post peak low of $22,740 in 2014, real per capita income for West Virginia has now grown by $799 (3.51%).

Real Per Capita Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2015 $29,979 $23,539
2014 $28,922 $22,740
2013 $28,678 $23,565
2012 $28,202 $23,134
2011 $28,147 $23,249
2010 $28,329 $22,778
2009 $29,174 $23,512
2008 $30,371 $23,295
2007 $30,508 $23,342
2006 $29,703 $22,826
2005 $30,384 $23,319