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Rochester New York Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Rochester New York metro area was $56,969 in 2017, the latest figures available. Rochester median household income is $7,925 lower than the median New York household income and $3,367 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Rochester median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Rochester are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Rochester New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
New York $64,894 +0.98% +6.34%
Rochester $56,969 +1.15% +7.59%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Rochester is $56,969. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $59,842 and is now $2,873 (4.80%) lower. From a post peak low of $52,948 in 2014, real median household income for Rochester has now grown by $4,021 (7.59%).

Real Median Household Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2017 $60,336 $64,894 $56,969
2016 $58,856 $64,262 $56,320
2015 $57,709 $62,960 $55,528
2014 $55,613 $61,024 $52,948
2013 $55,072 $60,467 $54,658
2012 $54,948 $60,378 $54,231
2011 $55,162 $60,344 $55,246
2010 $56,388 $61,009 $56,573
2009 $57,519 $62,601 $57,662
2008 $59,382 $63,952 $59,785
2007 $60,135 $63,423 $59,842
2006 $59,051 $62,625 $58,195

Rochester Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Rochester was $71,753 in 2017. Compared to the median New York family income, Rochester median family income is $8,361 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Rochester will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Rochester New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
New York $80,114 +1.35% +8.69%
Rochester $71,753 -1.50% +4.32%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Rochester is $71,753. Real median family income peaked in 2009 at $73,999 and is now $2,246 (3.04%) lower. From a post peak low of $68,783 in 2012, real median family income for Rochester has now grown by $2,970 (4.32%).

Real Median Family Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2017 $73,891 $80,114 $71,753
2016 $72,591 $79,044 $72,846
2015 $70,627 $76,415 $72,640
2014 $68,313 $73,707 $68,784
2013 $67,488 $74,292 $69,968
2012 $66,880 $73,157 $68,783
2011 $67,126 $73,021 $70,401
2010 $68,289 $74,247 $70,594
2009 $69,958 $76,611 $73,999
2008 $72,321 $77,470 $73,618
2007 $72,500 $76,564 $73,960
2006 $71,330 $75,732 $72,915

Rochester Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Rochester was $31,311 in 2017. Compared to the median New York per capita income, Rochester median per capita income is $5,845 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Rochester will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Rochester New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
New York $37,156 +2.36% +8.32%
Rochester $31,311 +0.82% +6.05%

Trends in Rochester, NY Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,311, the per capita income for Rochester was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Rochester, New York, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Rochester

Date US New York Rochester
2017 $32,397 $37,156 $31,311
2016 $31,798 $36,298 $31,056
2015 $31,019 $35,486 $30,635
2014 $29,942 $34,301 $29,525
2013 $29,706 $34,270 $29,431
2012 $29,221 $33,469 $28,806
2011 $29,173 $33,510 $29,059
2010 $29,361 $33,814 $29,725
2009 $30,246 $35,098 $29,849
2008 $31,488 $35,709 $29,802
2007 $31,629 $35,418 $29,791
2006 $30,795 $34,155 $29,396