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Kentucky Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Kentucky was $48,375 in 2017, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, Kentucky median household income is $11,961 lower. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 Kentucky household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. Kentucky median family income and per capita income for Kentucky are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in Kentucky

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Kentucky $48,375 +1.49% +8.65%

Kentucky Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $48,375, the median household income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2017 $60,336 $48,375
2016 $58,856 $47,663
2015 $57,709 $46,783
2014 $55,613 $44,524
2013 $55,072 $45,743
2012 $54,948 $44,629
2011 $55,162 $44,938
2010 $56,388 $45,138
2009 $57,519 $45,895
2008 $59,382 $47,408
2007 $60,135 $47,723
2006 $59,051 $47,985
2005 $58,185 $47,021

Kentucky Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for Kentucky was $61,593 in 2017. Compared to the median US family income, Kentucky median family income is $12,298 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2018 family income data will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income in Kentucky

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Kentucky $61,593 +2.16% +8.49%

Kentucky Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $61,593, the median family income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2017 $73,891 $61,593
2016 $72,591 $60,293
2015 $70,627 $58,136
2014 $68,313 $56,773
2013 $67,488 $57,644
2012 $66,880 $56,703
2011 $67,126 $56,708
2010 $68,289 $56,777
2009 $69,958 $57,037
2008 $72,321 $59,040
2007 $72,500 $59,603
2006 $71,330 $59,386
2005 $70,252 $58,150

Kentucky Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for Kentucky was $26,779 in 2017. Compared to the US per capita income, Kentucky per capita income is $5,618 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2018 will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in Kentucky

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Kentucky $26,779 +0.65% +9.09%

Kentucky Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $26,779, the per capita income for Kentucky was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Kentucky, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Kentucky

Date US Kentucky
2017 $32,397 $26,779
2016 $31,798 $26,606
2015 $31,019 $25,952
2014 $29,942 $24,547
2013 $29,706 $24,946
2012 $29,221 $24,304
2011 $29,173 $24,358
2010 $29,361 $24,456
2009 $30,246 $24,971
2008 $31,488 $25,797
2007 $31,629 $26,015
2006 $30,795 $25,731
2005 $31,501 $25,859