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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $50,570 in 2017, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $9,766 lower. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
South Carolina $50,570 +0.01% +7.86%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $50,570. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $51,352 and is now $782 (1.52%) lower. From a post peak low of $46,108 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $4,462 (9.68%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2017 $60,336 $50,570
2016 $58,856 $50,566
2015 $57,709 $48,876
2014 $55,613 $46,887
2013 $55,072 $46,548
2012 $54,948 $46,108
2011 $55,162 $46,277
2010 $56,388 $47,342
2009 $57,519 $48,609
2008 $59,382 $50,932
2007 $60,135 $51,352
2006 $59,051 $50,092
2005 $58,185 $49,470

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $62,432 in 2017. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $11,459 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2018 family income data will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
South Carolina $62,432 -0.68% +6.63%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for South Carolina is $62,432. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $63,531 and is now $1,099 (1.73%) lower. From a post peak low of $56,437 in 2012, real median family income for South Carolina has now grown by $5,995 (10.62%).

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2017 $73,891 $62,432
2016 $72,591 $62,859
2015 $70,627 $61,338
2014 $68,313 $58,550
2013 $67,488 $57,639
2012 $66,880 $56,437
2011 $67,126 $57,061
2010 $68,289 $58,256
2009 $69,958 $60,021
2008 $72,321 $63,531
2007 $72,500 $62,710
2006 $71,330 $61,346
2005 $70,252 $60,523

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $27,909 in 2017. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,488 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2018 will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
South Carolina $27,909 +1.13% +9.48%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $27,909, the per capita income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2017 $32,397 $27,909
2016 $31,798 $27,597
2015 $31,019 $26,516
2014 $29,942 $25,493
2013 $29,706 $24,966
2012 $29,221 $25,025
2011 $29,173 $24,683
2010 $29,361 $24,932
2009 $30,246 $25,780
2008 $31,488 $27,051
2007 $31,629 $27,421
2006 $30,795 $26,661
2005 $31,501 $27,097