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Area Median Income

Area Median Income (AMI) is the household income for the median – or the middle – household in a region. The US Department of Urban Development (HUD) publishes this data annually for regions; data varies by household size. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) makes minor adjustments based on regional factors to these number prior to publishing, Exact household AMI is determined by county and household size.

Annual Incomes by AMI for Nevada County Residents (2019)

Nevada County ranges from $16,750 to $179,205, based on households from one person to five people. The median is set at a 4-person household.

$85,100
Nevada County
2019 AMI

Income Level: 1 Person Household

  • Extremely Low – $16,750 85% 85%
  • Very Low – $27,900 75% 75%
  • Low – $44,650 60% 60%
  • Median – $59,550 50% 50%
  • Moderate – $71,450 40% 40%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $101,235 15% 15%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $116,123 5% 5%

Income Level: 4 Person Household

  • Extremely Low – $25,750 15% 15%
  • Very Low – $39,850 25% 25%
  • Low – $63,750 40% 40%
  • Median – $85,100 50% 50%
  • Moderate – $102,100 60% 60%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $144,670 85% 85%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $165,945 95% 95%

Annual Incomes by AMI for Placer County Residents (2019)

Placer County ranges from $17,600 to $176,085, based on households from one person to five people. The median is set at a 4-person household.

$83,600
Placer County
2019 AMI

Income Level: 1 Person Household

  • Extremely Low – $17,600 83% 83%
  • Very Low – $29,300 73% 73%
  • Low – $46,850 57% 57%
  • Median – $58,500 52% 52%
  • Moderate – $70,200 42% 42%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $99,450 17% 17%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $114,075 7% 7%

Income Level: 4 Person Household

  • Extremely Low – $25,750 15% 15%
  • Very Low – $41,800 27% 27%
  • Low – $66,900 45% 45%
  • Median – $83,600 47% 47%
  • Moderate – $100,300 57% 57%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $142,120 82% 82%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $163,020 92% 92%