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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 $54,480 in 2017, the latest figures available. Columbia median household income is $3,910 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $5,856 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Columbia median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Columbia are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Columbia South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
South Carolina $50,570 +0.01% +7.86%
Columbia $54,480 +2.08% +4.94%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Columbia is $54,480. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $56,419 and is now $1,939 (3.44%) lower. From a post peak low of $49,472 in 2011, real median household income for Columbia has now grown by $5,008 (10.12%).

Real Median Household Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2017 $60,336 $50,570 $54,480
2016 $58,856 $50,566 $53,371
2015 $57,709 $48,876 $53,150
2014 $55,613 $46,887 $51,917
2013 $55,072 $46,548 $51,301
2012 $54,948 $46,108 $52,158
2011 $55,162 $46,277 $49,472
2010 $56,388 $47,342 $51,749
2009 $57,519 $48,609 $54,534
2008 $59,382 $50,932 $55,743
2007 $60,135 $51,352 $56,419
2006 $59,051 $50,092 $56,020

Columbia Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Columbia was $67,273 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Columbia median family income is $4,841 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Columbia South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
South Carolina $62,432 -0.68% +6.63%
Columbia $67,273 +3.22% +3.35%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Columbia is $67,273. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $70,968 and is now $3,695 (5.21%) lower. From a post peak low of $60,898 in 2011, real median family income for Columbia has now grown by $6,375 (10.47%).

Real Median Family Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2017 $73,891 $62,432 $67,273
2016 $72,591 $62,859 $65,172
2015 $70,627 $61,338 $67,540
2014 $68,313 $58,550 $65,090
2013 $67,488 $57,639 $64,594
2012 $66,880 $56,437 $65,770
2011 $67,126 $57,061 $60,898
2010 $68,289 $58,256 $64,054
2009 $69,958 $60,021 $67,613
2008 $72,321 $63,531 $70,968
2007 $72,500 $62,710 $69,833
2006 $71,330 $61,346 $68,839

Columbia Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Columbia was $28,649 in 2017. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Columbia median per capita income is $740 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Columbia South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
South Carolina $27,909 +1.13% +9.48%
Columbia $28,649 +1.45% +6.16%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Columbia is $28,649. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $29,712 and is now $1,063 (3.58%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,180 in 2013, real per capita income for Columbia has now grown by $2,469 (9.43%).

Real Per Capita Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2017 $32,397 $27,909 $28,649
2016 $31,798 $27,597 $28,240
2015 $31,019 $26,516 $27,798
2014 $29,942 $25,493 $26,987
2013 $29,706 $24,966 $26,180
2012 $29,221 $25,025 $26,519
2011 $29,173 $24,683 $26,396
2010 $29,361 $24,932 $26,787
2009 $30,246 $25,780 $28,303
2008 $31,488 $27,051 $29,712
2007 $31,629 $27,421 $29,371
2006 $30,795 $26,661 $28,534