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California Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for California was $75,277 in 2018, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, California median household income is $13,340 higher. 2019 Census ACS data (including 2019 California household income numbers) will be released in September of 2020. California median family income and per capita income for California are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in California

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
California $75,277 +2.34% +10.11%

California Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $75,277, the median household income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Household Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for California

Date US California
2018 $61,937 $75,277
2017 $61,807 $73,555
2016 $60,291 $70,883
2015 $59,116 $68,363
2014 $56,969 $65,756
2013 $56,415 $64,988
2012 $56,288 $63,911
2011 $56,507 $64,099
2010 $57,762 $66,605
2009 $58,921 $69,140
2008 $60,829 $71,342
2007 $61,601 $72,779
2006 $60,490 $70,720
2005 $59,604 $69,125

California Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for California was $86,165 in 2018. Compared to the median US family income, California median family income is $9,764 higher. Like the median household income numbers, 2019 family income data will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income in California

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
California $86,165 +2.57% +10.48%

California Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $86,165, the median family income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: California, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for California

Date US California
2018 $76,401 $86,165
2017 $75,692 $84,008
2016 $74,360 $80,949
2015 $72,348 $77,988
2014 $69,978 $75,398
2013 $69,134 $73,660
2012 $68,512 $72,553
2011 $68,763 $73,262
2010 $69,953 $75,576
2009 $71,663 $78,651
2008 $74,083 $81,873
2007 $74,267 $81,928
2006 $73,069 $80,606
2005 $71,965 $79,240

California Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for California was $37,124 in 2018. Compared to the US per capita income, California per capita income is $3,293 higher. Per capita income numbers for 2019 will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income in California

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
California $37,124 +3.41% +10.89%

California Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $37,124, the per capita income for California was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for California

Date US California
2018 $33,831 $37,124
2017 $33,187 $35,900
2016 $32,573 $34,939
2015 $31,775 $33,479
2014 $30,672 $32,320
2013 $30,431 $31,865
2012 $29,934 $31,054
2011 $29,884 $31,172
2010 $30,077 $31,570
2009 $30,984 $32,716
2008 $32,255 $34,359
2007 $32,400 $34,816
2006 $31,545 $33,677
2005 $32,269 $34,544