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Imperial County California Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Imperial County California area was $48,472 in 2019, the latest figures available. Imperial County median household income is $31,968 lower than the median California household income and $17,240 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Imperial County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Imperial County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Imperial County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
California $80,440 +4.96% +11.46%
Imperial County $48,472 -2.81% -7.33%

Trends in Imperial County, CA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Imperial is $48,472. Real median household income peaked in 2016 at $52,304 and is now $3,832 (7.33%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Imperial County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Imperial County

Date US California Imperial County
2019 $65,712 $80,440 $48,472
2018 $63,059 $76,641 $49,872
2017 $62,927 $74,888 $49,238
2016 $61,383 $72,167 $52,304
2015 $60,187 $69,603 $44,084
2014 $58,001 $66,947 $42,471
2013 $57,437 $66,165 $47,609
2012 $57,307 $65,068 $44,845
2011 $57,531 $65,261 $43,110
2010 $58,809 $67,812 $49,121
2009 $59,988 $70,392 $46,100

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Imperial County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Imperial County was $57,467 in 2019. Compared to the median California family income, Imperial County median family income is $33,910 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Imperial County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Imperial County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
California $91,377 +4.16% +10.87%
Imperial County $57,467 +4.92% -5.58%

Trends in Imperial County, CA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Imperial is $57,467. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $60,864 and is now $3,397 (5.58%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Imperial County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Imperial County

Date US California Imperial County
2019 $80,944 $91,377 $57,467
2018 $77,786 $87,727 $54,772
2017 $77,064 $85,530 $54,567
2016 $75,707 $82,415 $60,864
2015 $73,660 $79,402 $49,382
2014 $71,246 $76,764 $52,063
2013 $70,386 $74,994 $51,793
2012 $69,752 $73,866 $47,125
2011 $70,009 $74,590 $47,095
2010 $71,221 $76,946 $53,029
2009 $72,962 $80,076 $51,395

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Imperial County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Imperial County was $18,800 in 2019. Compared to the median California per capita income, Imperial County median per capita income is $20,593 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Imperial County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Imperial County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
California $39,393 +4.22% +10.74%
Imperial County $18,800 +9.13% +2.72%

Trends in Imperial County, CA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Imperial is $18,800. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $19,844 and is now $1,044 (5.26%) lower. From a post peak low of $16,547 in 2012, real per capita income for Imperial has now grown by $2,253 (13.62%).

Real Per Capita Income: Imperial County, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Imperial County

Date US California Imperial County
2019 $35,672 $39,393 $18,800
2018 $34,444 $37,797 $17,227
2017 $33,788 $36,551 $19,316
2016 $33,163 $35,571 $18,303
2015 $32,351 $34,086 $17,004
2014 $31,228 $32,905 $17,540
2013 $30,982 $32,443 $17,706
2012 $30,476 $31,616 $16,547
2011 $30,425 $31,737 $18,498
2010 $30,622 $32,142 $18,668
2009 $31,545 $33,308 $19,844

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