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West Virginia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for West Virginia was $41,059 in 2014, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, West Virginia median household income is $12,598 lower. 2015 Census ACS data (including 2015 West Virginia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2016. 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

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $53,657 +1.04% +0.93%
West Virginia $41,059 -2.07% +1.36%

West Virginia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for West Virginia is $41,059. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $42,316 and is now $1,257 (2.97%) lower. From a post peak low of $40,509 in 2011, real median household income for West Virginia has now grown by $550 (1.36%).

Real Median Household Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2014 $53,657 $41,059
2013 $53,105 $41,928
2012 $52,970 $41,447
2011 $53,162 $40,509
2010 $54,343 $41,500
2009 $55,415 $41,307
2008 $57,211 $41,773
2007 $57,936 $42,316
2006 $56,892 $41,167
2005 $56,058 $40,553

West Virginia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for West Virginia was $52,413 in 2014. Compared to the median US family income, West Virginia median family income is $13,497 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2015 family income data will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Median Family Income in West Virginia

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,910 +1.28% +1.88%
West Virginia $52,413 -0.05% +0.20%

West Virginia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for West Virginia is $52,413. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $53,970 and is now $1,557 (2.88%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2014 $65,910 $52,413
2013 $65,078 $52,440
2012 $64,473 $52,917
2011 $64,691 $52,310
2010 $65,813 $53,128
2009 $67,399 $52,588
2008 $69,677 $53,970
2007 $69,849 $52,910
2006 $68,722 $51,679
2005 $67,684 $51,911

West Virginia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for West Virginia was $22,714 in 2014. Compared to the US per capita income, West Virginia per capita income is $6,175 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2015 will be released in September of 2016.

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Real Per Capita Income in West Virginia

2014 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $28,889 +0.85% +2.75%
West Virginia $22,714 -3.50% -2.19%

West Virginia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for West Virginia is $22,714. Real per capita income peaked in 2013 at $23,538 and is now $824 (3.50%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2014 $28,889 $22,714
2013 $28,645 $23,538
2012 $28,169 $23,108
2011 $28,115 $23,222
2010 $28,297 $22,752
2009 $29,140 $23,485
2008 $30,337 $23,269
2007 $30,473 $23,315
2006 $29,669 $22,800
2005 $30,349 $23,293