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Wake County North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Wake County North Carolina area was $84,215 in 2019, the latest figures available. Wake County median household income is $26,874 higher than the median North Carolina household income and $18,503 greater than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Wake County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Wake County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Wake 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%
Wake County $84,215 +3.43% +3.88%

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

At $84,215, the median household income for Wake was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $84,215
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $81,419
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $80,638
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $81,071
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $76,113
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $72,029
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $71,628
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $71,162
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $70,790
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $72,181
2009 $59,988 $52,168 $75,980

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Wake County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Wake County was $104,821 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Wake County median family income is $32,772 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Wake County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Wake 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%
Wake County $104,821 +3.44% +4.38%

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

At $104,821, the median family income for Wake was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $104,821
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $101,333
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $99,332
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $100,426
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $92,511
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $90,823
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $89,640
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $91,154
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $91,100
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $90,805
2009 $72,962 $64,846 $98,036

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Wake County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Wake County was $42,883 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Wake County median per capita income is $10,862 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Wake County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Wake 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%
Wake County $42,883 +2.68% +4.51%

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

At $42,883, the per capita income for Wake was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $42,883
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $41,765
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $39,859
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $41,032
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $38,154
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $37,184
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $37,284
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $35,952
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $35,518
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $36,132
2009 $31,545 $28,432 $36,865

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