Department of Numbers

US Household Income

According to the Census ACS survey, the median household income for the United States was $61,937 in 2018, the latest data available. 2019 Census ACS data (including 2019 national household income numbers) will be released in September of 2020. 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

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%

US Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

At $61,937, the median household income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Household Income: National

Historical Real Median Household Income for the United States

Date US
2018 $61,937
2017 $61,807
2016 $60,291
2015 $59,116
2014 $56,969
2013 $56,415
2012 $56,288
2011 $56,507
2010 $57,762
2009 $58,921
2008 $60,829
2007 $61,601
2006 $60,490
2005 $59,604

US Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey reports that the median family income in the United States was $76,401 in 2018, the latest year available. Median family income data for 2019 will be release in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income in the US

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%

US Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

At $76,401, the median family income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Median Family Income: National

Historical Real Median Family Income for the US

Date US
2018 $76,401
2017 $75,692
2016 $74,360
2015 $72,348
2014 $69,978
2013 $69,134
2012 $68,512
2011 $68,763
2010 $69,953
2009 $71,663
2008 $74,083
2007 $74,267
2006 $73,069
2005 $71,965

US Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year shows the per capita income in the United States was $33,831 in 2018, the latest year available. Per capita income data for 2019 will be release in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income in the US

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%

US Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $33,831, the per capita income for the United States was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for the US

Date US
2018 $33,831
2017 $33,187
2016 $32,573
2015 $31,775
2014 $30,672
2013 $30,431
2012 $29,934
2011 $29,884
2010 $30,077
2009 $30,984
2008 $32,255
2007 $32,400
2006 $31,545
2005 $32,269