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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $52,295 in 2019, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $13,417 lower. 2020 Census ACS data (including 2020 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2021. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Kentucky $52,295 +2.22% +5.20%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $52,295, the median household income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2019 $65,712 $52,295
2018 $63,059 $51,158
2017 $62,927 $50,452
2016 $61,383 $49,709
2015 $60,187 $48,792
2014 $58,001 $46,436
2013 $57,437 $47,707
2012 $57,307 $46,545
2011 $57,531 $46,867
2010 $58,809 $47,077
2009 $59,988 $47,865

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Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $66,183 in 2019. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $14,761 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2020 family income data will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Kentucky $66,183 +4.46% +5.25%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $66,183, the median family income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2019 $80,944 $66,183
2018 $77,786 $63,356
2017 $77,064 $64,237
2016 $75,707 $62,881
2015 $73,660 $60,632
2014 $71,246 $59,211
2013 $70,386 $60,119
2012 $69,752 $59,138
2011 $70,009 $59,143
2010 $71,221 $59,215
2009 $72,962 $59,487

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Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $29,029 in 2019. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $6,643 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2020 will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Kentucky $29,029 +2.48% +4.62%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $29,029, the per capita income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2019 $35,672 $29,029
2018 $34,444 $28,327
2017 $33,788 $27,929
2016 $33,163 $27,748
2015 $32,351 $27,066
2014 $31,228 $25,601
2013 $30,982 $26,018
2012 $30,476 $25,348
2011 $30,425 $25,404
2010 $30,622 $25,507
2009 $31,545 $26,043

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