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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 $53,765 in 2018, the latest figures available. Columbia median household income is $1,459 higher than the median South Carolina household income and $8,172 less than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Columbia median household income) will be released in September of 2020. Median family and per capita income for Columbia are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Columbia South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
South Carolina $52,306 +0.97% +4.47%
Columbia $53,765 -3.66% -1.25%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Columbia is $53,765. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $57,794 and is now $4,029 (6.97%) lower. From a post peak low of $50,678 in 2011, real median household income for Columbia has now grown by $3,087 (6.09%).

Real Median Household Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2018 $61,937 $52,306 $53,765
2017 $61,807 $51,803 $55,808
2016 $60,291 $51,798 $54,672
2015 $59,116 $50,067 $54,446
2014 $56,969 $48,030 $53,183
2013 $56,415 $47,683 $52,552
2012 $56,288 $47,233 $53,430
2011 $56,507 $47,405 $50,678
2010 $57,762 $48,496 $53,010
2009 $58,921 $49,794 $55,863
2008 $60,829 $52,173 $57,102
2007 $61,601 $52,603 $57,794

Columbia Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Columbia was $67,740 in 2018. Compared to the median South Carolina family income, Columbia median family income is $1,998 higher. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Columbia South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
South Carolina $65,742 +2.80% +4.63%
Columbia $67,740 -1.70% -2.09%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Columbia is $67,740. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $72,697 and is now $4,957 (6.82%) lower. From a post peak low of $62,383 in 2011, real median family income for Columbia has now grown by $5,357 (8.59%).

Real Median Family Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2018 $76,401 $65,742 $67,740
2017 $75,692 $63,954 $68,913
2016 $74,360 $64,391 $66,761
2015 $72,348 $62,833 $69,186
2014 $69,978 $59,978 $66,677
2013 $69,134 $59,045 $66,169
2012 $68,512 $57,813 $67,374
2011 $68,763 $58,452 $62,383
2010 $69,953 $59,675 $65,615
2009 $71,663 $61,484 $69,262
2008 $74,083 $65,079 $72,697
2007 $74,267 $64,239 $71,535

Columbia Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Columbia was $28,339 in 2018. Compared to the median South Carolina per capita income, Columbia median per capita income is $618 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Columbia will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Columbia South Carolina

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
South Carolina $28,957 +1.29% +6.61%
Columbia $28,339 -3.43% -0.48%

Trends in Columbia, SC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Columbia is $28,339. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $30,436 and is now $2,097 (6.89%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,819 in 2013, real per capita income for Columbia has now grown by $1,520 (5.67%).

Real Per Capita Income: Columbia, South Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Columbia

Date US South Carolina Columbia
2018 $33,831 $28,957 $28,339
2017 $33,187 $28,589 $29,347
2016 $32,573 $28,270 $28,928
2015 $31,775 $27,162 $28,475
2014 $30,672 $26,114 $27,645
2013 $30,431 $25,575 $26,819
2012 $29,934 $25,635 $27,166
2011 $29,884 $25,285 $27,040
2010 $30,077 $25,540 $27,439
2009 $30,984 $26,408 $28,993
2008 $32,255 $27,710 $30,436
2007 $32,400 $28,089 $30,086