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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 $64,283 in 2018, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $11,977 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $2,346 greater than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2020. 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

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
South Carolina $52,306 +0.97% +4.47%
Charleston $64,283 +3.65% +7.48%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $64,283, the median household income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2018 $61,937 $52,306 $64,283
2017 $61,807 $51,803 $62,022
2016 $60,291 $51,798 $60,335
2015 $59,116 $50,067 $59,810
2014 $56,969 $48,030 $56,879
2013 $56,415 $47,683 $55,898
2012 $56,288 $47,233 $54,904
2011 $56,507 $47,405 $56,184
2010 $57,762 $48,496 $55,472
2009 $58,921 $49,794 $56,604
2008 $60,829 $52,173 $61,148
2007 $61,601 $52,603 $60,493

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $78,515 in 2018. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Charleston median family income is $12,773 higher. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
South Carolina $65,742 +2.80% +4.63%
Charleston $78,515 +0.54% +4.75%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $78,515, the median family income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2018 $76,401 $65,742 $78,515
2017 $75,692 $63,954 $78,094
2016 $74,360 $64,391 $76,648
2015 $72,348 $62,833 $74,956
2014 $69,978 $59,978 $70,804
2013 $69,134 $59,045 $71,792
2012 $68,512 $57,813 $65,477
2011 $68,763 $58,452 $66,619
2010 $69,953 $59,675 $66,588
2009 $71,663 $61,484 $69,040
2008 $74,083 $65,079 $74,125
2007 $74,267 $64,239 $72,528

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $35,374 in 2018. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $6,417 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
South Carolina $28,957 +1.29% +6.61%
Charleston $35,374 +3.85% +8.47%

Trends in Charleston, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $35,374, the per capita income for Charleston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US South Carolina Charleston
2018 $33,831 $28,957 $35,374
2017 $33,187 $28,589 $34,063
2016 $32,573 $28,270 $33,532
2015 $31,775 $27,162 $32,612
2014 $30,672 $26,114 $31,112
2013 $30,431 $25,575 $30,045
2012 $29,934 $25,635 $29,673
2011 $29,884 $25,285 $28,222
2010 $30,077 $25,540 $29,258
2009 $30,984 $26,408 $29,576
2008 $32,255 $27,710 $31,658
2007 $32,400 $28,089 $32,236