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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 $54,970 in 2019, the latest figures available. Buncombe County median household income is $2,371 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $10,742 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Buncombe County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
North Carolina $57,341 +4.58% +6.40%
Buncombe County $54,970 +0.02% +1.80%

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

At $54,970, the median household income for Buncombe was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $54,970
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $54,958
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $52,188
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $53,998
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $48,149
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $51,530
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $51,040
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $48,297
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $47,188
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $50,812
2009 $59,988 $52,168 $48,586

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Buncombe County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Buncombe County was $69,181 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Buncombe County median family income is $2,868 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Buncombe County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Buncombe County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
North Carolina $72,049 +4.35% +8.57%
Buncombe County $69,181 -6.86% +2.58%

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

The current median family income for Buncombe is $69,181. Real median family income peaked in 2018 at $74,280 and is now $5,099 (6.86%) lower.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $69,181
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $74,280
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $71,497
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $67,441
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $60,158
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $67,122
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $66,710
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $60,896
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $59,289
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $58,396
2009 $72,962 $64,846 $64,440

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Buncombe County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Buncombe County was $32,870 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Buncombe County median per capita income is $849 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Buncombe County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Buncombe County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
North Carolina $32,021 +2.32% +6.75%
Buncombe County $32,870 -5.98% +4.69%

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

The current per capita income for Buncombe is $32,870. Real per capita income peaked in 2018 at $34,961 and is now $2,091 (5.98%) lower.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Buncombe County

Date US North Carolina Buncombe County
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $32,870
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $34,961
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $32,343
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $31,398
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $29,105
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $30,318
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $29,446
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $28,763
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $28,673
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $28,132
2009 $31,545 $28,432 $29,005

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