Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $60,336 in 2017, the latest data available. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $60,336, the median household income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2017 $60,336
2016 $58,856
2015 $57,709
2014 $55,613
2013 $55,072
2012 $54,948
2011 $55,162
2010 $56,388
2009 $57,519
2008 $59,382
2007 $60,135
2006 $59,051
2005 $58,185

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $73,891 in 2017, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2018 will be release in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $73,891, the median family income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2017 $73,891
2016 $72,591
2015 $70,627
2014 $68,313
2013 $67,488
2012 $66,880
2011 $67,126
2010 $68,289
2009 $69,958
2008 $72,321
2007 $72,500
2006 $71,330
2005 $70,252

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $32,397 in 2017, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2018 will be release in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $32,397, the per capita income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2017 $32,397
2016 $31,798
2015 $31,019
2014 $29,942
2013 $29,706
2012 $29,221
2011 $29,173
2010 $29,361
2009 $30,246
2008 $31,488
2007 $31,629
2006 $30,795
2005 $31,501