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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria District of Columbia Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria District of Columbia metro area was $99,669 in 2017, the latest figures available. Washington median household income is $17,297 higher than the median District of Columbia household income and $39,333 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Washington median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Washington District of Columbia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
District of Columbia $82,372 +6.80% +10.92%
Washington $99,669 +1.80% +5.45%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $99,669, the median household income for Washington was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2017 $60,336 $82,372 $99,669
2016 $58,856 $77,130 $97,905
2015 $57,709 $78,251 $96,529
2014 $55,613 $74,260 $94,517
2013 $55,072 $71,221 $95,018
2012 $54,948 $71,219 $94,376
2011 $55,162 $68,949 $94,679
2010 $56,388 $68,620 $95,233
2009 $57,519 $67,905 $97,544
2008 $59,382 $66,124 $97,953
2007 $60,135 $64,374 $98,605
2006 $59,051 $63,190

Washington Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Washington was $117,614 in 2017. Compared to the median District of Columbia family income, Washington median family income is $11,086 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Washington will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Washington District of Columbia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
District of Columbia $106,528 +5.87% +22.22%
Washington $117,614 +2.08% +7.20%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Washington is $117,614. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $118,134 and is now $520 (0.44%) lower. From a post peak low of $109,713 in 2014, real median family income for Washington has now grown by $7,901 (7.20%).

Real Median Family Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2017 $73,891 $106,528 $117,614
2016 $72,591 $100,617 $115,218
2015 $70,627 $98,135 $114,075
2014 $68,313 $87,160 $109,713
2013 $67,488 $76,244 $110,208
2012 $66,880 $87,996 $110,952
2011 $67,126 $82,580 $112,360
2010 $68,289 $87,336 $113,709
2009 $69,958 $81,555 $117,211
2008 $72,321 $76,151 $115,947
2007 $72,500 $79,017 $118,134
2006 $71,330 $74,473

Washington Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Washington was $47,285 in 2017. Compared to the median District of Columbia per capita income, Washington median per capita income is $5,215 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Washington will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Washington District of Columbia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
District of Columbia $52,500 +1.64% +10.41%
Washington $47,285 +1.63% +5.19%

Trends in Washington, DC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Washington is $47,285. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $48,472 and is now $1,187 (2.45%) lower. From a post peak low of $44,952 in 2014, real per capita income for Washington has now grown by $2,333 (5.19%).

Real Per Capita Income: Washington, District of Columbia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Washington

Date US District of Columbia Washington
2017 $32,397 $52,500 $47,285
2016 $31,798 $51,655 $46,525
2015 $31,019 $51,928 $46,226
2014 $29,942 $47,549 $44,952
2013 $29,706 $47,933 $45,214
2012 $29,221 $48,461 $45,376
2011 $29,173 $48,692 $45,838
2010 $29,361 $46,466 $45,663
2009 $30,246 $46,725 $46,903
2008 $31,488 $48,014 $47,855
2007 $31,629 $47,855 $48,472
2006 $30,795 $45,147