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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 $41,558 in 2017, the latest figures available. Charleston median household income is $1,911 lower than the median West Virginia household income and $18,778 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Charleston median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Charleston are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Charleston West Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
West Virginia $43,469 -1.92% +2.15%
Charleston $41,558 -2.41% -6.23%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Charleston is $41,558. Real median household income peaked in 2012 at $50,925 and is now $9,367 (18.39%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2017 $60,336 $43,469 $41,558
2016 $58,856 $44,318 $42,586
2015 $57,709 $43,476 $44,001
2014 $55,613 $42,556 $44,320
2013 $55,072 $43,481 $47,695
2012 $54,948 $42,995 $50,925
2011 $55,162 $42,033 $44,773
2010 $56,388 $43,061 $49,488
2009 $57,519 $42,875 $48,272
2008 $59,382 $43,358 $48,999
2007 $60,135 $43,922 $47,204
2006 $59,051 $42,729 $44,680

Charleston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Charleston was $52,717 in 2017. Compared to the median West Virginia family income, Charleston median family income is $3,369 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Charleston West Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
West Virginia $56,086 -3.17% +3.24%
Charleston $52,717 -13.66% -0.39%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Charleston is $52,717. Real median family income peaked in 2012 at $62,645 and is now $9,928 (15.85%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2017 $73,891 $56,086 $52,717
2016 $72,591 $57,923 $61,060
2015 $70,627 $55,317 $55,467
2014 $68,313 $54,324 $52,924
2013 $67,488 $54,382 $58,664
2012 $66,880 $54,893 $62,645
2011 $67,126 $54,279 $58,647
2010 $68,289 $55,127 $61,385
2009 $69,958 $54,584 $57,970
2008 $72,321 $56,018 $60,274
2007 $72,500 $54,918 $59,077
2006 $71,330 $53,641 $55,290

Charleston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Charleston was $25,336 in 2017. Compared to the median West Virginia per capita income, Charleston median per capita income is $858 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Charleston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Charleston West Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
West Virginia $24,478 -3.26% +3.98%
Charleston $25,336 -5.86% -2.97%

Trends in Charleston, WV Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Charleston is $25,336. Real per capita income peaked in 2009 at $28,991 and is now $3,655 (12.61%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Charleston, West Virginia, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Charleston

Date US West Virginia Charleston
2017 $32,397 $24,478 $25,336
2016 $31,798 $25,302 $26,913
2015 $31,019 $24,355 $26,009
2014 $29,942 $23,542 $26,111
2013 $29,706 $24,410 $28,411
2012 $29,221 $23,970 $28,111
2011 $29,173 $24,096 $27,314
2010 $29,361 $23,608 $27,138
2009 $30,246 $24,377 $28,991
2008 $31,488 $24,152 $27,183
2007 $31,629 $24,200 $27,352
2006 $30,795 $23,665 $25,488