Median household income fell slightly in the Sacramento region during 2013, widening the gap between the region's wealthiest residents and everyone else, according to census figures released today.
The median household income for the region - the middle income in a list ranked from top to bottom - was $57,027 in 2013, down from $57,515 in 2012, after adjusting for inflation. Median incomes have fallen nearly every year since 2007, when the typical Sacramento household earned $67,000
Median incomes dropped across all income groups in the region - except for the richest 20 percent of households, who saw their incomes rise 3 percent. (The richest 5 percent of households saw incomes rise 6 percent.)
Sacramento lagged behind California and the nation, which saw slight gains in median household income from 2012 to 2013.
These charts summarize the local trends.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Note: All figures adjusted for inflation to 2013 dollars.
Note: An earlier version of the bottom chart improperly adjusted 2007 and 2008 median income figures for inflation. Also, text has been updated to show that 2007 was the top year for median income, not 2008.