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Columbia South Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Columbia South Carolina metro area was $55,725 in 2019, the latest figures available. Columbia median household income is $502 lower than the median South Carolina household income and $9,987 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Columbia median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Columbia are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Columbia South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
South Carolina $56,227 +5.58% +6.62%
Columbia $55,725 +1.80% +0.11%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Columbia is $55,725. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $58,842 and is now $3,117 (5.30%) lower. From a post peak low of $51,596 in 2011, real median household income for Columbia has now grown by $4,129 (8.00%).

Real Median Household Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2019 $65,712 $56,227 $55,725
2018 $63,059 $53,254 $54,739
2017 $62,927 $52,741 $56,819
2016 $61,383 $52,737 $55,662
2015 $60,187 $50,975 $55,433
2014 $58,001 $48,900 $54,146
2013 $57,437 $48,547 $53,504
2012 $57,307 $48,088 $54,398
2011 $57,531 $48,264 $51,596
2010 $58,809 $49,375 $53,971
2009 $59,988 $50,696 $56,876

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Columbia Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Columbia was $74,672 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Columbia median family income is $4,135 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Columbia South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
South Carolina $70,537 +5.38% +7.60%
Columbia $74,672 +8.27% +9.86%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $74,672, the median family income for Columbia was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2019 $80,944 $70,537 $74,672
2018 $77,786 $66,933 $68,968
2017 $77,064 $65,113 $70,161
2016 $75,707 $65,557 $67,970
2015 $73,660 $63,972 $70,440
2014 $71,246 $61,064 $67,885
2013 $70,386 $60,115 $67,368
2012 $69,752 $58,860 $68,594
2011 $70,009 $59,511 $63,513
2010 $71,221 $60,757 $66,804
2009 $72,962 $62,598 $70,517

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Columbia Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Columbia was $31,065 in 2019. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Columbia median per capita income is $230 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Columbia South Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
South Carolina $31,295 +6.15% +8.73%
Columbia $31,065 +7.67% +5.48%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,065, the per capita income for Columbia was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2019 $35,672 $31,295 $31,065
2018 $34,444 $29,482 $28,853
2017 $33,788 $29,107 $29,879
2016 $33,163 $28,782 $29,452
2015 $32,351 $27,654 $28,991
2014 $31,228 $26,587 $28,146
2013 $30,982 $26,038 $27,305
2012 $30,476 $26,099 $27,658
2011 $30,425 $25,743 $27,530
2010 $30,622 $26,003 $27,937
2009 $31,545 $26,887 $29,518

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