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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $71,805 in 2017, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $11,469 higher. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
California $71,805 +3.77% +11.86%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $71,805, the median household income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2017 $60,336 $71,805
2016 $58,856 $69,196
2015 $57,709 $66,737
2014 $55,613 $64,191
2013 $55,072 $63,441
2012 $54,948 $62,389
2011 $55,162 $62,573
2010 $56,388 $65,020
2009 $57,519 $67,494
2008 $59,382 $69,645
2007 $60,135 $71,048
2006 $59,051 $69,037
2005 $58,185 $67,480

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $82,009 in 2017. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $8,118 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2018 family income data will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
California $82,009 +3.78% +11.42%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $82,009, the median family income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2017 $73,891 $82,009
2016 $72,591 $79,023
2015 $70,627 $76,133
2014 $68,313 $73,604
2013 $67,488 $71,906
2012 $66,880 $70,825
2011 $67,126 $71,518
2010 $68,289 $73,778
2009 $69,958 $76,779
2008 $72,321 $79,926
2007 $72,500 $79,979
2006 $71,330 $78,688
2005 $70,252 $77,354

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $35,046 in 2017. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $2,649 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2018 will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
California $35,046 +2.75% +11.08%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $35,046, the per capita income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2017 $32,397 $35,046
2016 $31,798 $34,107
2015 $31,019 $32,682
2014 $29,942 $31,551
2013 $29,706 $31,107
2012 $29,221 $30,314
2011 $29,173 $30,430
2010 $29,361 $30,819
2009 $30,246 $31,937
2008 $31,488 $33,541
2007 $31,629 $33,988
2006 $30,795 $32,875
2005 $31,501 $33,722