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Durham-Chapel Hill North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Durham-Chapel Hill North Carolina metro area was $65,303 in 2019, the latest figures available. Durham median household income is $7,962 higher than the median North Carolina household income and $409 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Durham median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Durham-Chapel Hill are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Durham North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
North Carolina $57,341 +4.58% +6.40%
Durham $65,303 +3.26% +9.10%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $65,303, the median household income for Durham was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $65,303
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $63,240
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $63,902
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $59,854
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $58,445
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $56,197
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $58,802
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $56,070
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $55,466
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $56,383
2009 $59,988 $52,168 $59,607

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Durham Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Durham was $83,576 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Durham median family income is $11,527 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Durham will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Durham North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
North Carolina $72,049 +4.35% +8.57%
Durham $83,576 +1.76% +1.76%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Durham is $83,576. Real median family income peaked in 2017 at $87,321 and is now $3,745 (4.29%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $83,576
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $82,134
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $87,321
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $82,127
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $80,543
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $74,569
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $77,212
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $71,442
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $72,008
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $74,819
2009 $72,962 $64,846 $76,145

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Durham Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Durham was $36,778 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Durham median per capita income is $4,757 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Durham will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Durham North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
North Carolina $32,021 +2.32% +6.75%
Durham $36,778 -4.31% +1.81%

Trends in Durham, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Durham is $36,778. Real per capita income peaked in 2018 at $38,435 and is now $1,657 (4.31%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Durham, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Durham

Date US North Carolina Durham
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $36,778
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $38,435
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $37,442
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $36,125
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $34,922
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $34,025
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $34,799
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $32,948
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $32,659
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $31,939
2009 $31,545 $28,432 $33,044

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