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US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $65,712 in 2019, the latest data available. 2020 Census ACS data (including 2020 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2021. Median family income and per capita income for the United States are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in the US

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $65,712, the median household income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2019 $65,712
2018 $63,059
2017 $62,927
2016 $61,383
2015 $60,187
2014 $58,001
2013 $57,437
2012 $57,307
2011 $57,531
2010 $58,809
2009 $59,988

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US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $80,944 in 2019, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2020 will be release in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $80,944, the median family income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2019 $80,944
2018 $77,786
2017 $77,064
2016 $75,707
2015 $73,660
2014 $71,246
2013 $70,386
2012 $69,752
2011 $70,009
2010 $71,221
2009 $72,962

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US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $35,672 in 2019, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2020 will be release in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $35,672, the per capita income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2019 $35,672
2018 $34,444
2017 $33,788
2016 $33,163
2015 $32,351
2014 $31,228
2013 $30,982
2012 $30,476
2011 $30,425
2010 $30,622
2009 $31,545

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