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Buncombe County North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Buncombe County North Carolina area was $50,040 in 2017, the latest figures available. Buncombe County median household income is $2,712 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $10,296 less than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Buncombe County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Buncombe County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Buncombe County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%
Buncombe County $50,040 -3.35% +1.28%

Trends in Buncombe County, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Buncombe is $50,040. Real median household income peaked in 2016 at $51,775 and is now $1,735 (3.35%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Buncombe County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2017 $60,336 $52,752 $50,040
2016 $58,856 $51,672 $51,775
2015 $57,709 $49,489 $46,166
2014 $55,613 $48,253 $49,409
2013 $55,072 $48,385 $48,939
2012 $54,948 $48,294 $46,308
2011 $55,162 $47,969 $45,244
2010 $56,388 $48,816 $48,720
2009 $57,519 $50,020 $46,585
2008 $59,382 $53,127 $49,807
2007 $60,135 $52,941 $51,509
2006 $59,051 $51,950 $50,865

Buncombe County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buncombe County was $68,554 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Buncombe County median family income is $2,590 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Buncombe County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Buncombe County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
North Carolina $65,964 +3.67% +10.92%
Buncombe County $68,554 +6.01% +6.52%

Trends in Buncombe County, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $68,554, the median family income for Buncombe was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Buncombe County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2017 $73,891 $65,964 $68,554
2016 $72,591 $63,629 $64,665
2015 $70,627 $62,157 $57,681
2014 $68,313 $59,472 $64,359
2013 $67,488 $59,141 $63,963
2012 $66,880 $58,824 $58,389
2011 $67,126 $59,073 $56,848
2010 $68,289 $59,626 $55,992
2009 $69,958 $62,176 $61,787
2008 $72,321 $64,585 $63,018
2007 $72,500 $65,217 $65,966
2006 $71,330 $63,786 $62,945

Buncombe County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buncombe County was $31,012 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Buncombe County median per capita income is $1,452 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Buncombe County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buncombe County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
North Carolina $29,560 +2.77% +10.65%
Buncombe County $31,012 +3.01% +6.68%

Trends in Buncombe County, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Buncombe is $31,012. Real per capita income peaked in 2005 at $31,609 and is now $597 (1.89%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,974 in 2010, real per capita income for Buncombe has now grown by $4,038 (14.97%).

Real Per Capita Income: Buncombe County, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2017 $32,397 $29,560 $31,012
2016 $31,798 $28,762 $30,106
2015 $31,019 $27,730 $27,906
2014 $29,942 $26,714 $29,069
2013 $29,706 $26,748 $28,234
2012 $29,221 $26,136 $27,579
2011 $29,173 $26,332 $27,493
2010 $29,361 $26,401 $26,974
2009 $30,246 $27,262 $27,810
2008 $31,488 $28,778 $30,829
2007 $31,629 $28,808 $30,251
2006 $30,795 $27,965 $29,439