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Rutherford County North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Rutherford County North Carolina area was $44,361 in 2019, the latest figures available. Rutherford County median household income is $12,980 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $21,351 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Rutherford County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Rutherford County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Rutherford 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%
Rutherford County $44,361 +1.07% +15.28%

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

At $44,361, the median household income for Rutherford was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Rutherford County

Date US North Carolina Rutherford County
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $44,361
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $43,892
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $42,312
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $38,482
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $38,410
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $37,128
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $38,467
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $36,630
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $40,767
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $41,648
2009 $59,988 $52,168

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Rutherford County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Rutherford County was $50,846 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Rutherford County median family income is $21,203 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Rutherford County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Rutherford 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%
Rutherford County $50,846 +7.81% -5.85%

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

The current median family income for Rutherford is $50,846. Real median family income peaked in 2017 at $54,847 and is now $4,001 (7.29%) lower.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Rutherford County

Date US North Carolina Rutherford County
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $50,846
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $47,161
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $54,847
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $54,006
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $48,228
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $47,217
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $42,499
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $42,644
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $50,007
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $45,705
2009 $72,962 $64,846

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Rutherford County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Rutherford County was $25,940 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Rutherford County median per capita income is $6,081 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Rutherford County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Rutherford 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%
Rutherford County $25,940 +7.42% +20.30%

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

At $25,940, the per capita income for Rutherford was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Rutherford County

Date US North Carolina Rutherford County
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $25,940
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $24,149
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $25,030
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $21,563
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $20,979
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $20,503
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $20,935
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $20,789
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $21,736
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $20,810
2009 $31,545 $28,432

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