Origin of per capitaML, literally , by heads, for Classical Latin in capita
per capitaper cap·i·ta
The definition of per capita is per person.
If the neighborhood annual income averages $25,000 per person, this is an example of a time when the per capita annual income is $25,000.
- Per unit of population; per person: In that year, Americans earned $15,304 per capita. Among the states, Connecticut has a high per capita income.
- Equally to each individual.
Origin of per capitaMedieval Latin by heads Latin per per Latin capita accusative pl. of caput head
per capita - Legal Definition
By or through the head. According to the head count, or number of individuals; that is, divided equally among everyone involved.
- In the latter year California ranked 12th among the states in the gross value of all manufactures ($302,874,761); the per-capita value of manufactured and agricultural products being $293, - $89 of the latter, $204 of the former.