Per-capita definition

pər kăpĭ-tə
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.

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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.

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Equally to each individual.
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By or through the head. According to the head count, or number of individuals; that is, divided equally among everyone involved.
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Shared equally among all individuals.
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Equally among all individuals.
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For each person.
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Origin of per-capita

  • Medieval Latin by heads Latin per per Latin capita accusative pl. of caput head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin

    From Wiktionary