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North Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for North Carolina was $52,752 in 2017, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, North Carolina median household income is $7,584 lower. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 North Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. North Carolina median family income and per capita income for North Carolina are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%

North Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for North Carolina is $52,752. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $53,127 and is now $375 (0.71%) lower. From a post peak low of $47,969 in 2011, real median household income for North Carolina has now grown by $4,783 (9.97%).

Real Median Household Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2017 $60,336 $52,752
2016 $58,856 $51,672
2015 $57,709 $49,489
2014 $55,613 $48,253
2013 $55,072 $48,385
2012 $54,948 $48,294
2011 $55,162 $47,969
2010 $56,388 $48,816
2009 $57,519 $50,020
2008 $59,382 $53,127
2007 $60,135 $52,941
2006 $59,051 $51,950
2005 $58,185 $51,248

North Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for North Carolina was $65,964 in 2017. Compared to the median US family income, North Carolina median family income is $7,927 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 North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
North Carolina $65,964 +3.67% +10.92%

North Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $65,964, the median family income for North Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2017 $73,891 $65,964
2016 $72,591 $63,629
2015 $70,627 $62,157
2014 $68,313 $59,472
2013 $67,488 $59,141
2012 $66,880 $58,824
2011 $67,126 $59,073
2010 $68,289 $59,626
2009 $69,958 $62,176
2008 $72,321 $64,585
2007 $72,500 $65,217
2006 $71,330 $63,786
2005 $70,252 $62,082

North Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for North Carolina was $29,560 in 2017. Compared to the US per capita income, North Carolina per capita income is $2,837 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2018 will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
North Carolina $29,560 +2.77% +10.65%

North Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $29,560, the per capita income for North Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for North Carolina

Date US North Carolina
2017 $32,397 $29,560
2016 $31,798 $28,762
2015 $31,019 $27,730
2014 $29,942 $26,714
2013 $29,706 $26,748
2012 $29,221 $26,136
2011 $29,173 $26,332
2010 $29,361 $26,401
2009 $30,246 $27,262
2008 $31,488 $28,778
2007 $31,629 $28,808
2006 $30,795 $27,965
2005 $31,501 $28,335