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Whatcom County Washington Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Whatcom County Washington area was $61,186 in 2017, the latest figures available. Whatcom County median household income is $9,793 lower than the median Washington household income and $850 greater than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Whatcom County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Whatcom County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Whatcom County Washington

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Washington $70,979 +3.54% +11.60%
Whatcom County $61,186 +6.18% +10.01%

Trends in Whatcom County, WA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $61,186, the median household income for Whatcom was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Whatcom County, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Whatcom County

Date US Washington Whatcom County
2017 $60,336 $70,979 $61,186
2016 $58,856 $68,550 $57,624
2015 $57,709 $66,353 $56,924
2014 $55,613 $63,603 $55,621
2013 $55,072 $61,559 $52,896
2012 $54,948 $61,581 $55,041
2011 $55,162 $62,080 $56,252
2010 $56,388 $62,680 $56,266
2009 $57,519 $64,765 $53,245
2008 $59,382 $66,286 $53,787
2007 $60,135 $65,884 $55,117
2006 $59,051 $64,087 $53,380

Whatcom County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Whatcom County was $81,258 in 2017. Compared to the median Washington family income, Whatcom County median family income is $3,336 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Whatcom County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Whatcom County Washington

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Washington $84,594 +1.94% +10.01%
Whatcom County $81,258 +6.83% +18.39%

Trends in Whatcom County, WA Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $81,258, the median family income for Whatcom was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Whatcom County, Washington, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Whatcom County

Date US Washington Whatcom County
2017 $73,891 $84,594 $81,258
2016 $72,591 $82,981 $76,062
2015 $70,627 $79,623 $76,050
2014 $68,313 $76,898 $68,635
2013 $67,488 $75,225 $71,774
2012 $66,880 $74,806 $68,673
2011 $67,126 $74,961 $70,059
2010 $68,289 $75,859 $73,981
2009 $69,958 $78,293 $72,253
2008 $72,321 $80,461 $69,959
2007 $72,500 $78,981 $74,603
2006 $71,330 $77,642 $74,055

Whatcom County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Whatcom County was $31,955 in 2017. Compared to the median Washington per capita income, Whatcom County median per capita income is $5,020 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Whatcom County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Whatcom County Washington

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Washington $36,975 +2.59% +12.04%
Whatcom County $31,955 +10.69% +15.84%

Trends in Whatcom County, WA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,955, the per capita income for Whatcom was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Whatcom County, Washington, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Whatcom County

Date US Washington Whatcom County
2017 $32,397 $36,975 $31,955
2016 $31,798 $36,043 $28,869
2015 $31,019 $34,647 $30,147
2014 $29,942 $33,002 $27,586
2013 $29,706 $32,328 $27,008
2012 $29,221 $31,940 $28,338
2011 $29,173 $31,980 $28,147
2010 $29,361 $31,958 $27,906
2009 $30,246 $33,039 $27,658
2008 $31,488 $34,482 $28,707
2007 $31,629 $34,402 $28,842
2006 $30,795 $33,329 $28,466