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.
for each person
Origin of per capitaML, literally , by heads, for Classical Latin in capita
- 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 person
- equally among all individuals
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.