Median Household Income

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

Percent Change in Inflation-Adjusted Median Household Income
2015-2016
Silicon Valley +3.8%
San Francisco +8.1%
California +2.7%
United States +2.0%

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 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. All income values have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2016 dollars, using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 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 2017) 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. Beginning with the January 2007 data, indices published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been rounded to three decimal places. The California CPI is from the California Department of Finance, and is calculated as the weighted average of San Francisco CMSA, Los Angeles CMSA and (from 1965-1986) San Diego indices. 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.

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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