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Charleston West Virginia Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Charleston West Virginia metro area was $41,689 in 2016, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $1,696 lower than the median West Virginia household income and $15,928 less than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Charleston are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston West Virginia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
West Virginia $43,385 +1.96% +2.07%
Charleston $41,689 -3.19% -10.59%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $41,689. Real median household income peaked in 2012 at $49,769 and is now $8,080 (16.24%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2016 $57,617 $43,385 $41,689
2015 $56,480 $42,550 $43,063
2014 $54,398 $41,626 $43,352
2013 $53,838 $42,507 $46,627
2012 $53,701 $42,019 $49,769
2011 $53,879 $41,055 $43,731
2010 $55,093 $42,072 $48,351
2009 $56,180 $41,877 $47,149
2008 $58,000 $42,349 $47,859
2007 $58,736 $42,900 $46,105
2006 $57,677 $41,735 $43,640
2005 $56,832 $41,113 $47,828

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $59,774 in 2016. Compared to the median West Virginia family income, Charleston median family income is $3,071 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston West Virginia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
West Virginia $56,703 +4.74% +6.65%
Charleston $59,774 +10.11% +4.23%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $59,774. Real median family income peaked in 2012 at $61,223 and is now $1,449 (2.37%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,768 in 2014, real median family income for Charleston has now grown by $8,006 (15.47%).

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Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2016 $71,062 $56,703 $59,774
2015 $69,122 $54,138 $54,285
2014 $66,820 $53,137 $51,768
2013 $65,977 $53,165 $57,350
2012 $65,363 $53,648 $61,223
2011 $65,564 $53,016 $57,282
2010 $66,721 $53,861 $59,975
2009 $68,329 $53,314 $56,620
2008 $70,638 $54,715 $58,872
2007 $70,813 $53,640 $57,702
2006 $69,670 $52,392 $54,003
2005 $68,618 $52,627 $58,566

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $26,346 in 2016. Compared to the median West Virginia per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $1,577 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston West Virginia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
West Virginia $24,769 +3.91% +3.80%
Charleston $26,346 +3.50% -5.14%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $26,346. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $28,316 and is now $1,970 (6.96%) lower.

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2016 $31,128 $24,769 $26,346
2015 $30,358 $23,836 $25,455
2014 $29,288 $23,028 $25,541
2013 $29,041 $23,863 $27,774
2012 $28,558 $23,426 $27,473
2011 $28,494 $23,535 $26,678
2010 $28,687 $23,066 $26,515
2009 $29,542 $23,809 $28,316
2008 $30,755 $23,590 $26,550
2007 $30,894 $23,637 $26,716
2006 $30,078 $23,114 $24,895
2005 $30,768 $23,614 $26,504