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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $80,440 in 2019, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $14,728 higher. 2020 Census ACS data (including 2020 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2021. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
California $80,440 +4.96% +11.46%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $80,440, the median household income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2019 $65,712 $80,440
2018 $63,059 $76,641
2017 $62,927 $74,888
2016 $61,383 $72,167
2015 $60,187 $69,603
2014 $58,001 $66,947
2013 $57,437 $66,165
2012 $57,307 $65,068
2011 $57,531 $65,261
2010 $58,809 $67,812
2009 $59,988 $70,392

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California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $91,377 in 2019. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $10,433 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2020 family income data will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
California $91,377 +4.16% +10.87%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $91,377, the median family income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2019 $80,944 $91,377
2018 $77,786 $87,727
2017 $77,064 $85,530
2016 $75,707 $82,415
2015 $73,660 $79,402
2014 $71,246 $76,764
2013 $70,386 $74,994
2012 $69,752 $73,866
2011 $70,009 $74,590
2010 $71,221 $76,946
2009 $72,962 $80,076

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California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $39,393 in 2019. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $3,721 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2020 will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
California $39,393 +4.22% +10.74%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $39,393, the per capita income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2019 $35,672 $39,393
2018 $34,444 $37,797
2017 $33,788 $36,551
2016 $33,163 $35,571
2015 $32,351 $34,086
2014 $31,228 $32,905
2013 $30,982 $32,443
2012 $30,476 $31,616
2011 $30,425 $31,737
2010 $30,622 $32,142
2009 $31,545 $33,308

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