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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 $49,854 in 2017, the latest figures available. Kern County median household income is $21,951 lower than the median California household income and $10,482 less than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Kern County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Kern County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Kern County California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
California $71,805 +3.77% +11.86%
Kern County $49,854 -2.20% +0.96%

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

The current median household income for Kern is $49,854. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $55,827 and is now $5,973 (10.70%) lower. From a post peak low of $49,106 in 2012, real median household income for Kern has now grown by $748 (1.52%).

Real Median Household Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2017 $60,336 $71,805 $49,854
2016 $58,856 $69,196 $50,976
2015 $57,709 $66,737 $53,123
2014 $55,613 $64,191 $49,381
2013 $55,072 $63,441 $49,411
2012 $54,948 $62,389 $49,106
2011 $55,162 $62,573 $49,397
2010 $56,388 $65,020 $51,293
2009 $57,519 $67,494 $54,251
2008 $59,382 $69,645 $51,055
2007 $60,135 $71,048 $55,827
2006 $59,051 $69,037 $52,536

Kern County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Kern County was $53,277 in 2017. Compared to the median California family income, Kern County median family income is $28,732 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Kern County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Kern County California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
California $82,009 +3.78% +11.42%
Kern County $53,277 -4.26% +0.14%

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

The current median family income for Kern is $53,277. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $60,096 and is now $6,819 (11.35%) lower. From a post peak low of $52,872 in 2012, real median family income for Kern has now grown by $405 (0.77%).

Real Median Family Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2017 $73,891 $82,009 $53,277
2016 $72,591 $79,023 $55,647
2015 $70,627 $76,133 $57,625
2014 $68,313 $73,604 $53,203
2013 $67,488 $71,906 $54,733
2012 $66,880 $70,825 $52,872
2011 $67,126 $71,518 $54,290
2010 $68,289 $73,778 $55,663
2009 $69,958 $76,779 $58,156
2008 $72,321 $79,926 $56,481
2007 $72,500 $79,979 $60,096
2006 $71,330 $78,688 $57,953

Kern County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Kern County was $21,346 in 2017. Compared to the median California per capita income, Kern County median per capita income is $13,700 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Kern County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Kern County California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
California $35,046 +2.75% +11.08%
Kern County $21,346 -1.95% +0.52%

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

The current per capita income for Kern is $21,346. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $23,610 and is now $2,264 (9.59%) lower. From a post peak low of $20,648 in 2013, real per capita income for Kern has now grown by $698 (3.38%).

Real Per Capita Income: Kern County, California, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kern County

Date US California Kern County
2017 $32,397 $35,046 $21,346
2016 $31,798 $34,107 $21,771
2015 $31,019 $32,682 $22,530
2014 $29,942 $31,551 $21,235
2013 $29,706 $31,107 $20,648
2012 $29,221 $30,314 $21,112
2011 $29,173 $30,430 $20,806
2010 $29,361 $30,819 $21,494
2009 $30,246 $31,937 $22,151
2008 $31,488 $33,541 $22,968
2007 $31,629 $33,988 $23,610
2006 $30,795 $32,875 $23,318