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Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville South Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville South Carolina metro area was $60,546 in 2017, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $9,976 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $210 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston 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 $60,546 +2.80% +9.04%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $60,546, the median household income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2017 $60,336 $50,570 $60,546
2016 $58,856 $50,566 $58,899
2015 $57,709 $48,876 $58,387
2014 $55,613 $46,887 $55,525
2013 $55,072 $46,548 $54,567
2012 $54,948 $46,108 $53,597
2011 $55,162 $46,277 $54,847
2010 $56,388 $47,342 $54,152
2009 $57,519 $48,609 $55,257
2008 $59,382 $50,932 $59,694
2007 $60,135 $51,352 $59,054
2006 $59,051 $50,092 $56,577

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $76,236 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $13,804 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston 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 $76,236 +1.89% +10.30%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $76,236, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2017 $73,891 $62,432 $76,236
2016 $72,591 $62,859 $74,825
2015 $70,627 $61,338 $73,173
2014 $68,313 $58,550 $69,119
2013 $67,488 $57,639 $70,083
2012 $66,880 $56,437 $63,918
2011 $67,126 $57,061 $65,033
2010 $68,289 $58,256 $65,004
2009 $69,958 $60,021 $67,397
2008 $72,321 $63,531 $72,362
2007 $72,500 $62,710 $70,802
2006 $71,330 $61,346 $68,288

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $33,252 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $5,343 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston 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 $33,252 +1.58% +9.49%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $33,252, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2017 $32,397 $27,909 $33,252
2016 $31,798 $27,597 $32,734
2015 $31,019 $26,516 $31,836
2014 $29,942 $25,493 $30,371
2013 $29,706 $24,966 $29,330
2012 $29,221 $25,025 $28,966
2011 $29,173 $24,683 $27,551
2010 $29,361 $24,932 $28,562
2009 $30,246 $25,780 $28,872
2008 $31,488 $27,051 $30,905
2007 $31,629 $27,421 $31,469
2006 $30,795 $26,661 $31,077