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 numbers prior to publishing. Exact household AMI is determined by county and household size. Use of State Income Limits are subject to a particular program’s definition of income, family, family size, effective dates, and other factors. In addition, definitions applicable to income categories, criteria, and geographic areas sometimes differ depending on the funding source and program, resulting in some programs using other income limits.

Annual Incomes by AMI for Nevada County Residents (2021)

Nevada County ranges from $18,900 to $194,610, based on households from one person to five people. The median is set at a 4-person household.

$92,400
Nevada County
2021 AMI

Income Level: 1 Person Household

  • Extremely Low (up to 30% AMI) – $18,900 85% 85%
  • Very Low (up to 50% AMI) – $31,450 75% 75%
  • Low (up to 80% AMI) – $50,300 60% 60%
  • Median (up to 100% AMI) – $64,700 50% 50%
  • Moderate (up to 120% AMI) – $77,650 40% 40%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $109,990 15% 15%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $126,165 5% 5%

Income Level: 4 Person Household

  • Extremely Low (up to 30% AMI) – $26,950 15% 15%
  • Very Low (up to 50% AMI) – $44,900 25% 25%
  • Low (up to 80% AMI) – $71,850 40% 40%
  • Median (up to 100% AMI) – $92,400 50% 50%
  • Moderate (up to 120% AMI) – $110,900 60% 60%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $157,080 85% 85%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $180,180 95% 95%

Source:  2021 California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and levels higher are computed by MHC based on a percentage of Median Income.

HCD methodology does not always equal a % of Median Family Income. Percentages indicated here are approximates.

Annual Incomes by AMI for Placer County Residents (2021)

Placer County ranges from $19,050 to $191,880, based on households from one person to five people. The median is set at a 4-person household.

$91,100
Placer County
2021 AMI

Income Level: 1 Person Household

  • Extremely Low (up to 30% AMI) – $19,050 83% 83%
  • Very Low (up to 50% AMI) – $31,750 73% 73%
  • Low (up to 80% AMI) – $50,750 57% 57%
  • Median (up to 100% AMI) – $63,750 52% 52%
  • Moderate (up to 120% AMI) – $76,500 42% 42%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $108,375 17% 17%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $124,313 7% 7%

Income Level: 4 Person Household

  • Extremely Low (up to 30% AMI) – $27,200 15% 15%
  • Very Low (up to 50% AMI) – $45,300 27% 27%
  • Low (up to 80% AMI) – $72,500 45% 45%
  • Median (up to 100% AMI) – $91,100 47% 47%
  • Moderate (up to 120% AMI) – $109,300 57% 57%
  • Upper Middle (up to 170% AMI) – $154,870 82% 82%
  • Upper Middle (up to 195% AMI) – $177,645 92% 92%

Source:  2021 California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and levels higher are computed by MHC based on a percentage of Median Income.

HCD methodology does not always equal a % of Median Family Income. Percentages indicated here are approximates.

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