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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $56,227 in 2019, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $9,485 lower. 2020 Census ACS data (including 2020 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2021. South Carolina median family income and per capita income for South Carolina are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
South Carolina $56,227 +5.58% +6.62%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $56,227, the median household income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2019 $65,712 $56,227
2018 $63,059 $53,254
2017 $62,927 $52,741
2016 $61,383 $52,737
2015 $60,187 $50,975
2014 $58,001 $48,900
2013 $57,437 $48,547
2012 $57,307 $48,088
2011 $57,531 $48,264
2010 $58,809 $49,375
2009 $59,988 $50,696

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South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $70,537 in 2019. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $10,407 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2020 family income data will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
South Carolina $70,537 +5.38% +7.60%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $70,537, the median family income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2019 $80,944 $70,537
2018 $77,786 $66,933
2017 $77,064 $65,113
2016 $75,707 $65,557
2015 $73,660 $63,972
2014 $71,246 $61,064
2013 $70,386 $60,115
2012 $69,752 $58,860
2011 $70,009 $59,511
2010 $71,221 $60,757
2009 $72,962 $62,598

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South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $31,295 in 2019. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,377 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2020 will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
South Carolina $31,295 +6.15% +8.73%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $31,295, the per capita income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2019 $35,672 $31,295
2018 $34,444 $29,482
2017 $33,788 $29,107
2016 $33,163 $28,782
2015 $32,351 $27,654
2014 $31,228 $26,587
2013 $30,982 $26,038
2012 $30,476 $26,099
2011 $30,425 $25,743
2010 $30,622 $26,003
2009 $31,545 $26,887

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