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West Virginia Household Income

According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for West Virginia was $43,469 in 2017, the latest figures available. Compared to the median US household income, West Virginia median household income is $16,867 lower. 2018 Census ACS data (including 2018 West Virginia household income numbers) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
West Virginia $43,469 -1.92% +2.15%

West Virginia Real Median Household Income Trends since 2005

The current median household income for West Virginia is $43,469. Real median household income peaked in 2016 at $44,318 and is now $849 (1.92%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Household Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2017 $60,336 $43,469
2016 $58,856 $44,318
2015 $57,709 $43,476
2014 $55,613 $42,556
2013 $55,072 $43,481
2012 $54,948 $42,995
2011 $55,162 $42,033
2010 $56,388 $43,061
2009 $57,519 $42,875
2008 $59,382 $43,358
2007 $60,135 $43,922
2006 $59,051 $42,729
2005 $58,185 $42,092

West Virginia Family Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows that the median family income for West Virginia was $56,086 in 2017. Compared to the median US family income, West Virginia median family income is $17,805 lower. Like the median household income numbers, 2018 family income data will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income in West Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
West Virginia $56,086 -3.17% +3.24%

West Virginia Real Median Family Income Trends since 2005

The current median family income for West Virginia is $56,086. Real median family income peaked in 2016 at $57,923 and is now $1,837 (3.17%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Median Family Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2017 $73,891 $56,086
2016 $72,591 $57,923
2015 $70,627 $55,317
2014 $68,313 $54,324
2013 $67,488 $54,382
2012 $66,880 $54,893
2011 $67,126 $54,279
2010 $68,289 $55,127
2009 $69,958 $54,584
2008 $72,321 $56,018
2007 $72,500 $54,918
2006 $71,330 $53,641
2005 $70,252 $53,881

West Virginia Per Capita Income

The ACS survey shows the median per capita income for West Virginia was $24,478 in 2017. Compared to the US per capita income, West Virginia per capita income is $7,919 lower. Per capita income numbers for 2018 will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income in West Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
West Virginia $24,478 -3.26% +3.98%

West Virginia Real Per Capita Income Trends since 2005

The current per capita income for West Virginia is $24,478. Real per capita income peaked in 2016 at $25,302 and is now $824 (3.26%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for West Virginia

Date US West Virginia
2017 $32,397 $24,478
2016 $31,798 $25,302
2015 $31,019 $24,355
2014 $29,942 $23,542
2013 $29,706 $24,410
2012 $29,221 $23,970
2011 $29,173 $24,096
2010 $29,361 $23,608
2009 $30,246 $24,377
2008 $31,488 $24,152
2007 $31,629 $24,200
2006 $30,795 $23,665
2005 $31,501 $24,177