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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 $71,531 in 2019, the latest figures available. Charleston County median household income is $15,304 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $5,819 greater than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Charleston County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
South Carolina $56,227 +5.58% +6.62%
Charleston County $71,531 +10.71% +18.15%

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

At $71,531, the median household income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2019 $65,712 $56,227 $71,531
2018 $63,059 $53,254 $64,609
2017 $62,927 $52,741 $63,155
2016 $61,383 $52,737 $60,541
2015 $60,187 $50,975 $61,595
2014 $58,001 $48,900 $57,624
2013 $57,437 $48,547 $56,826
2012 $57,307 $48,088 $54,208
2011 $57,531 $48,264 $57,540
2010 $58,809 $49,375 $54,435
2009 $59,988 $50,696 $55,511

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Charleston County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston County was $93,458 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston County median family income is $22,921 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Charleston County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston County South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
South Carolina $70,537 +5.38% +7.60%
Charleston County $93,458 +12.77% +9.07%

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

At $93,458, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2019 $80,944 $70,537 $93,458
2018 $77,786 $66,933 $82,873
2017 $77,064 $65,113 $83,883
2016 $75,707 $65,557 $85,690
2015 $73,660 $63,972 $82,119
2014 $71,246 $61,064 $77,705
2013 $70,386 $60,115 $80,370
2012 $69,752 $58,860 $65,318
2011 $70,009 $59,511 $71,375
2010 $71,221 $60,757 $69,319
2009 $72,962 $62,598 $72,732

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Charleston County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston County was $43,935 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston County median per capita income is $12,640 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Charleston County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston County South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
South Carolina $31,295 +6.15% +8.73%
Charleston County $43,935 +7.83% +15.30%

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

At $43,935, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston County

Date US South Carolina Charleston County
2019 $35,672 $31,295 $43,935
2018 $34,444 $29,482 $40,745
2017 $33,788 $29,107 $38,948
2016 $33,163 $28,782 $38,106
2015 $32,351 $27,654 $36,983
2014 $31,228 $26,587 $35,916
2013 $30,982 $26,038 $34,139
2012 $30,476 $26,099 $33,009
2011 $30,425 $25,743 $31,703
2010 $30,622 $26,003 $32,704
2009 $31,545 $26,887 $33,038

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