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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 $77,318 in 2017, the latest figures available. Wake County median household income is $24,566 higher than the median North Carolina household income and $16,982 greater than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Wake County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%
Wake County $77,318 -0.54% +11.95%

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

The current median household income for Wake is $77,318. Real median household income peaked in 2016 at $77,734 and is now $416 (0.54%) lower.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2017 $60,336 $52,752 $77,318
2016 $58,856 $51,672 $77,734
2015 $57,709 $49,489 $72,979
2014 $55,613 $48,253 $69,063
2013 $55,072 $48,385 $68,679
2012 $54,948 $48,294 $68,232
2011 $55,162 $47,969 $67,875
2010 $56,388 $48,816 $69,210
2009 $57,519 $50,020 $72,852
2008 $59,382 $53,127 $74,391
2007 $60,135 $52,941 $72,951
2006 $59,051 $51,950 $74,227

Wake County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Wake County was $95,243 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Wake County median family income is $29,279 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Wake County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Wake 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%
Wake County $95,243 -1.09% +9.37%

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

The current median family income for Wake is $95,243. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $96,293 and is now $1,050 (1.09%) lower.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2017 $73,891 $65,964 $95,243
2016 $72,591 $63,629 $96,293
2015 $70,627 $62,157 $88,702
2014 $68,313 $59,472 $87,084
2013 $67,488 $59,141 $85,949
2012 $66,880 $58,824 $87,401
2011 $67,126 $59,073 $87,349
2010 $68,289 $59,626 $87,067
2009 $69,958 $62,176 $94,000
2008 $72,321 $64,585 $94,595
2007 $72,500 $65,217 $94,324
2006 $71,330 $63,786 $95,514

Wake County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Wake County was $38,218 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Wake County median per capita income is $8,658 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Wake County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Wake 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%
Wake County $38,218 -2.86% +7.19%

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

The current per capita income for Wake is $38,218. Real per capita income peaked in 2016 at $39,344 and is now $1,126 (2.86%) lower.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Wake County

Date US North Carolina Wake County
2017 $32,397 $29,560 $38,218
2016 $31,798 $28,762 $39,344
2015 $31,019 $27,730 $36,583
2014 $29,942 $26,714 $35,653
2013 $29,706 $26,748 $35,749
2012 $29,221 $26,136 $34,472
2011 $29,173 $26,332 $34,055
2010 $29,361 $26,401 $34,644
2009 $30,246 $27,262 $35,348
2008 $31,488 $28,778 $38,600
2007 $31,629 $28,808 $38,488
2006 $30,795 $27,965 $36,595