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Charleston West Virginia Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Charleston West Virginia metro area was $47,500 in 2019, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $1,350 lower than the median West Virginia household income and $18,212 less than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Charleston are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston West Virginia

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
West Virginia $48,850 +8.81% +5.69%
Charleston $47,500 +14.33% +6.95%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $47,500. Real median household income peaked in 2012 at $53,111 and is now $5,611 (10.56%) lower. From a post peak low of $41,546 in 2018, real median household income for Charleston has now grown by $5,954 (14.33%).

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2019 $65,712 $48,850 $47,500
2018 $63,059 $44,896 $41,546
2017 $62,927 $45,335 $43,342
2016 $61,383 $46,221 $44,414
2015 $60,187 $45,343 $45,890
2014 $58,001 $44,383 $46,223
2013 $57,437 $45,348 $49,743
2012 $57,307 $44,841 $53,111
2011 $57,531 $43,838 $46,695
2010 $58,809 $44,910 $51,613
2009 $59,988 $44,716 $50,345

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Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $59,256 in 2019. Compared to the median West Virginia family income, Charleston median family income is $1,664 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston West Virginia

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
West Virginia $60,920 +3.67% +0.85%
Charleston $59,256 +2.73% -6.95%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $59,256. Real median family income peaked in 2012 at $65,334 and is now $6,078 (9.30%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,980 in 2017, real median family income for Charleston has now grown by $4,276 (7.78%).

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Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2019 $80,944 $60,920 $59,256
2018 $77,786 $58,764 $57,680
2017 $77,064 $58,494 $54,980
2016 $75,707 $60,409 $63,681
2015 $73,660 $57,692 $57,849
2014 $71,246 $56,656 $55,197
2013 $70,386 $56,718 $61,183
2012 $69,752 $57,250 $65,334
2011 $70,009 $56,610 $61,165
2010 $71,221 $57,494 $64,020
2009 $72,962 $56,928 $60,459

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Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $28,107 in 2019. Compared to the median West Virginia per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $661 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston West Virginia

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
West Virginia $27,446 +2.98% +4.01%
Charleston $28,107 -0.64% +0.14%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $28,107. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $30,236 and is now $2,129 (7.04%) lower. From a post peak low of $26,424 in 2017, real per capita income for Charleston has now grown by $1,683 (6.37%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2019 $35,672 $27,446 $28,107
2018 $34,444 $26,653 $28,289
2017 $33,788 $25,529 $26,424
2016 $33,163 $26,388 $28,068
2015 $32,351 $25,401 $27,126
2014 $31,228 $24,553 $27,233
2013 $30,982 $25,458 $29,631
2012 $30,476 $24,999 $29,318
2011 $30,425 $25,131 $28,487
2010 $30,622 $24,622 $28,303
2009 $31,545 $25,423 $30,236

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