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West Virginia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for West Virginia was $44,097 in 2018, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, West Virginia median household income is $17,840 lower. 2019 Census ACS data (including 2019 West Virginia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2020. West Virginia median family income and per capita income for West Virginia are shown further down.

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Real Median Household Income in West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
West Virginia $44,097 -0.97% -0.99%

West Virginia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for West Virginia is $44,097. Real median household income peaked in 2016 at $45,398 and is now $1,301 (2.87%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2018 $61,937 $44,097
2017 $61,807 $44,529
2016 $60,291 $45,398
2015 $59,116 $44,536
2014 $56,969 $43,593
2013 $56,415 $44,541
2012 $56,288 $44,043
2011 $56,507 $43,058
2010 $57,762 $44,110
2009 $58,921 $43,920
2008 $60,829 $44,414
2007 $61,601 $44,992
2006 $60,490 $43,770
2005 $59,604 $43,118

West Virginia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for West Virginia was $57,718 in 2018. Compared to the median US family income, West Virginia median family income is $18,683 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2019 family income data will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income in West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
West Virginia $57,718 +0.46% +1.86%

West Virginia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for West Virginia is $57,718. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $59,335 and is now $1,617 (2.73%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2018 $76,401 $57,718
2017 $75,692 $57,453
2016 $74,360 $59,335
2015 $72,348 $56,665
2014 $69,978 $55,648
2013 $69,134 $55,709
2012 $68,512 $56,232
2011 $68,763 $55,602
2010 $69,953 $56,470
2009 $71,663 $55,915
2008 $74,083 $57,383
2007 $74,267 $56,256
2006 $73,069 $54,948
2005 $71,965 $55,194

West Virginia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for West Virginia was $26,179 in 2018. Compared to the US per capita income, West Virginia per capita income is $7,652 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2019 will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income in West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
West Virginia $26,179 +4.40% +4.93%

West Virginia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

At $26,179, the per capita income for West Virginia was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2018.

Real Per Capita Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2018 $33,831 $26,179
2017 $33,187 $25,075
2016 $32,573 $25,919
2015 $31,775 $24,949
2014 $30,672 $24,116
2013 $30,431 $25,005
2012 $29,934 $24,555
2011 $29,884 $24,683
2010 $30,077 $24,183
2009 $30,984 $24,971
2008 $32,255 $24,740
2007 $32,400 $24,790
2006 $31,545 $24,242
2005 $32,269 $24,766