Median Household Income

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties, San Francisco, California and the United States

Percent Change in Inflation-Adjusted Median Household Income
2014-2015
Silicon Valley +0.9%
San Francisco +5.5%
California +2.7%
United States +3.8%

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for Median Household Income are from the U.S. Census Bureau 2000-2015 American Community Surveys. All income values have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2015 dollars, using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 estimate based on first half data for the Silicon Valley and San Francisco data, the California consumer price index for all urban consumers from the California Department of Finance May Revision Forecast (April 2015) for California data, and the U.S. city average consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for U.S. data. Silicon Valley data include Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Median household income for Silicon Valley was estimated using a weighted average based on the county population figures from the California Department of Finance E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State 2011-2016 with 2010 Census Benchmark,” E-4 Revised Historical City, County and State Population Estimates, 1991-2000, with 1990 and 2000 Census Counts,” and “E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State, 2001–2010, with 2000 & 2010 Census Counts.”

Household income includes wage or salary income; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income from estates and trusts; Social Security or railroad retirement income; Supplemental Security income; public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other income; excluding stock options.

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