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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 $40,806 in 2018, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $3,291 lower than the median West Virginia household income and $21,131 less than the US median household income. 2019 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2020. Median family and per capita income for Charleston are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $61,937 +0.21% +4.77%
West Virginia $44,097 -0.97% -0.99%
Charleston $40,806 -4.15% -9.47%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $40,806. Real median household income peaked in 2012 at $52,167 and is now $11,361 (21.78%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2018 $61,937 $44,097 $40,806
2017 $61,807 $44,529 $42,571
2016 $60,291 $45,398 $43,624
2015 $59,116 $44,536 $45,073
2014 $56,969 $43,593 $45,400
2013 $56,415 $44,541 $48,858
2012 $56,288 $44,043 $52,167
2011 $56,507 $43,058 $45,864
2010 $57,762 $44,110 $50,694
2009 $58,921 $43,920 $49,449
2008 $60,829 $44,414 $50,193
2007 $61,601 $44,992 $48,354

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $56,653 in 2018. Compared to the median West Virginia family income, Charleston median family income is $1,065 lower. As with the median household income data, 2019 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $76,401 +0.94% +5.60%
West Virginia $57,718 +0.46% +1.86%
Charleston $56,653 +4.91% -0.29%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $56,653. Real median family income peaked in 2012 at $64,173 and is now $7,520 (11.72%) lower. From a post peak low of $54,002 in 2017, real median family income for Charleston has now grown by $2,651 (4.91%).

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Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2018 $76,401 $57,718 $56,653
2017 $75,692 $57,453 $54,002
2016 $74,360 $59,335 $62,548
2015 $72,348 $56,665 $56,819
2014 $69,978 $55,648 $54,215
2013 $69,134 $55,709 $60,094
2012 $68,512 $56,232 $64,173
2011 $68,763 $55,602 $60,077
2010 $69,953 $56,470 $62,880
2009 $71,663 $55,915 $59,383
2008 $74,083 $57,383 $61,743
2007 $74,267 $56,256 $60,516

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $27,785 in 2018. Compared to the median West Virginia per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $1,606 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2019 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2020.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston West Virginia

2018 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $33,831 +1.94% +6.47%
West Virginia $26,179 +4.40% +4.93%
Charleston $27,785 +7.05% +4.29%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $27,785. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $29,698 and is now $1,913 (6.44%) lower. From a post peak low of $25,954 in 2017, real per capita income for Charleston has now grown by $1,831 (7.05%).

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Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2018 $33,831 $26,179 $27,785
2017 $33,187 $25,075 $25,954
2016 $32,573 $25,919 $27,569
2015 $31,775 $24,949 $26,643
2014 $30,672 $24,116 $26,748
2013 $30,431 $25,005 $29,104
2012 $29,934 $24,555 $28,796
2011 $29,884 $24,683 $27,980
2010 $30,077 $24,183 $27,799
2009 $30,984 $24,971 $29,698
2008 $32,255 $24,740 $27,845
2007 $32,400 $24,790 $28,019