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Kern County California Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Kern County California area was $53,067 in 2019, the latest figures available. Kern County median household income is $27,373 lower than the median California household income and $12,645 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Kern County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Kern County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Kern County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
California $80,440 +4.96% +11.46%
Kern County $53,067 +1.05% -0.18%

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

The current median household income for Kern is $53,067. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $58,224 and is now $5,157 (8.86%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,215 in 2012, real median household income for Kern has now grown by $1,852 (3.62%).

Real Median Household Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2019 $65,712 $80,440 $53,067
2018 $63,059 $76,641 $52,514
2017 $62,927 $74,888 $51,994
2016 $61,383 $72,167 $53,165
2015 $60,187 $69,603 $55,404
2014 $58,001 $66,947 $51,501
2013 $57,437 $66,165 $51,533
2012 $57,307 $65,068 $51,215
2011 $57,531 $65,261 $51,519
2010 $58,809 $67,812 $53,495
2009 $59,988 $70,392 $56,580

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Kern County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Kern County was $61,124 in 2019. Compared to the median California family income, Kern County median family income is $30,253 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Kern County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Kern County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
California $91,377 +4.16% +10.87%
Kern County $61,124 +5.13% +5.32%

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

The current median family income for Kern is $61,124. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $62,676 and is now $1,552 (2.48%) lower. From a post peak low of $55,142 in 2012, real median family income for Kern has now grown by $5,982 (10.85%).

Real Median Family Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2019 $80,944 $91,377 $61,124
2018 $77,786 $87,727 $58,140
2017 $77,064 $85,530 $55,564
2016 $75,707 $82,415 $58,036
2015 $73,660 $79,402 $60,100
2014 $71,246 $76,764 $55,488
2013 $70,386 $74,994 $57,084
2012 $69,752 $73,866 $55,142
2011 $70,009 $74,590 $56,621
2010 $71,221 $76,946 $58,053
2009 $72,962 $80,076 $60,654

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Kern County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Kern County was $24,524 in 2019. Compared to the median California per capita income, Kern County median per capita income is $14,869 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Kern County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Kern County California

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
California $39,393 +4.22% +10.74%
Kern County $24,524 +5.75% +8.01%

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

The current per capita income for Kern is $24,524. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $24,623 and is now $99 (0.40%) lower. From a post peak low of $21,535 in 2013, real per capita income for Kern has now grown by $2,989 (13.88%).

Real Per Capita Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2019 $35,672 $39,393 $24,524
2018 $34,444 $37,797 $23,191
2017 $33,788 $36,551 $22,262
2016 $33,163 $35,571 $22,706
2015 $32,351 $34,086 $23,498
2014 $31,228 $32,905 $22,147
2013 $30,982 $32,443 $21,535
2012 $30,476 $31,616 $22,019
2011 $30,425 $31,737 $21,699
2010 $30,622 $32,142 $22,417
2009 $31,545 $33,308 $23,103

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