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South Carolina Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for South Carolina was $52,306 in 2018, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, South Carolina median household income is $9,631 lower. 2019 Census ACS data (including 2019 South Carolina household income numbers) will be released in September of 2020. 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

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
South Carolina $52,306 +0.97% +4.47%

South Carolina Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for South Carolina is $52,306. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $52,603 and is now $297 (0.56%) lower. From a post peak low of $47,233 in 2012, real median household income for South Carolina has now grown by $5,073 (10.74%).

Real Median Household Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2018 $61,937 $52,306
2017 $61,807 $51,803
2016 $60,291 $51,798
2015 $59,116 $50,067
2014 $56,969 $48,030
2013 $56,415 $47,683
2012 $56,288 $47,233
2011 $56,507 $47,405
2010 $57,762 $48,496
2009 $58,921 $49,794
2008 $60,829 $52,173
2007 $61,601 $52,603
2006 $60,490 $51,313
2005 $59,604 $50,676

South Carolina Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for South Carolina was $65,742 in 2018. Compared to the median US family income, South Carolina median family income is $10,659 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2019 family income data will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income in South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
South Carolina $65,742 +2.80% +4.63%

South Carolina Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $65,742, the median family income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2018 $76,401 $65,742
2017 $75,692 $63,954
2016 $74,360 $64,391
2015 $72,348 $62,833
2014 $69,978 $59,978
2013 $69,134 $59,045
2012 $68,512 $57,813
2011 $68,763 $58,452
2010 $69,953 $59,675
2009 $71,663 $61,484
2008 $74,083 $65,079
2007 $74,267 $64,239
2006 $73,069 $62,841
2005 $71,965 $61,999

South Carolina Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for South Carolina was $28,957 in 2018. Compared to the US per capita income, South Carolina per capita income is $4,874 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2019 will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income in South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
South Carolina $28,957 +1.29% +6.61%

South Carolina Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $28,957, the per capita income for South Carolina was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for South Carolina

Date US South Carolina
2018 $33,831 $28,957
2017 $33,187 $28,589
2016 $32,573 $28,270
2015 $31,775 $27,162
2014 $30,672 $26,114
2013 $30,431 $25,575
2012 $29,934 $25,635
2011 $29,884 $25,285
2010 $30,077 $25,540
2009 $30,984 $26,408
2008 $32,255 $27,710
2007 $32,400 $28,089
2006 $31,545 $27,311
2005 $32,269 $27,758