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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 $70,505 in 2019, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $14,278 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $4,793 greater than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
South Carolina $56,227 +5.58% +6.62%
Charleston $70,505 +7.73% +14.78%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $70,505, the median household income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2019 $65,712 $56,227 $70,505
2018 $63,059 $53,254 $65,448
2017 $62,927 $52,741 $63,146
2016 $61,383 $52,737 $61,428
2015 $60,187 $50,975 $60,894
2014 $58,001 $48,900 $57,909
2013 $57,437 $48,547 $56,910
2012 $57,307 $48,088 $55,898
2011 $57,531 $48,264 $57,202
2010 $58,809 $49,375 $56,477
2009 $59,988 $50,696 $57,629

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Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $86,720 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $16,183 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston 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 $86,720 +8.48% +11.13%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $86,720, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2019 $80,944 $70,537 $86,720
2018 $77,786 $66,933 $79,938
2017 $77,064 $65,113 $79,509
2016 $75,707 $65,557 $78,037
2015 $73,660 $63,972 $76,315
2014 $71,246 $61,064 $72,087
2013 $70,386 $60,115 $73,093
2012 $69,752 $58,860 $66,662
2011 $70,009 $59,511 $67,826
2010 $71,221 $60,757 $67,795
2009 $72,962 $62,598 $70,291

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Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $38,050 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $6,755 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston 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 $38,050 +5.65% +11.45%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $38,050, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2019 $35,672 $31,295 $38,050
2018 $34,444 $29,482 $36,015
2017 $33,788 $29,107 $34,680
2016 $33,163 $28,782 $34,140
2015 $32,351 $27,654 $33,203
2014 $31,228 $26,587 $31,675
2013 $30,982 $26,038 $30,589
2012 $30,476 $26,099 $30,210
2011 $30,425 $25,743 $28,734
2010 $30,622 $26,003 $29,789
2009 $31,545 $26,887 $30,112

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