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Charleston County South Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Charleston County South Carolina area was $60,555 in 2017, the latest figures available. Charleston County median household income is $9,985 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $219 greater than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Charleston County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Charleston County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston County South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
South Carolina $50,570 +0.01% +7.86%
Charleston County $60,555 +4.32% +9.60%

Trends in Charleston County, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $60,555, the median household income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston County, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2017 $60,336 $50,570 $60,555
2016 $58,856 $50,566 $58,049
2015 $57,709 $48,876 $59,059
2014 $55,613 $46,887 $55,251
2013 $55,072 $46,548 $54,486
2012 $54,948 $46,108 $51,976
2011 $55,162 $46,277 $55,171
2010 $56,388 $47,342 $52,194
2009 $57,519 $48,609 $53,226
2008 $59,382 $50,932 $57,832
2007 $60,135 $51,352 $56,770
2006 $59,051 $50,092 $53,452

Charleston County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston County was $80,430 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston County median family income is $17,998 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Charleston County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston County South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
South Carolina $62,432 -0.68% +6.63%
Charleston County $80,430 -2.11% +7.95%

Trends in Charleston County, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $80,430. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $82,163 and is now $1,733 (2.11%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston County, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2017 $73,891 $62,432 $80,430
2016 $72,591 $62,859 $82,163
2015 $70,627 $61,338 $78,738
2014 $68,313 $58,550 $74,505
2013 $67,488 $57,639 $77,060
2012 $66,880 $56,437 $62,629
2011 $67,126 $57,061 $68,436
2010 $68,289 $58,256 $66,465
2009 $69,958 $60,021 $69,738
2008 $72,321 $63,531 $74,235
2007 $72,500 $62,710 $71,311
2006 $71,330 $61,346 $68,681

Charleston County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston County was $37,345 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston County median per capita income is $9,436 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Charleston County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston County South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
South Carolina $27,909 +1.13% +9.48%
Charleston County $37,345 +2.21% +8.44%

Trends in Charleston County, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $37,345, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston County, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2017 $32,397 $27,909 $37,345
2016 $31,798 $27,597 $36,537
2015 $31,019 $26,516 $35,461
2014 $29,942 $25,493 $34,437
2013 $29,706 $24,966 $32,733
2012 $29,221 $25,025 $31,650
2011 $29,173 $24,683 $30,397
2010 $29,361 $24,932 $31,358
2009 $30,246 $25,780 $31,678
2008 $31,488 $27,051 $34,628
2007 $31,629 $27,421 $35,319
2006 $30,795 $26,661 $34,797