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Complete Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Per Capita Income

Definition

Per capita income, also known as income per person, is the mean income of the people in a region such as a state, county, or city. It is calculated by taking all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population (every man, woman, and child in a particular group including those living in group quarters).

Numerator

Aggregate income.

Denominator

Total population count (every man, woman, and child in a particular group including those living in group quarters).

Why Is This Important?

It is commonly known that per capita income is correlated with the level of health care spending and is a major factor in a community's standard of living. Per capita income measures both the overall economic health of the community and the financial resources of each household. At a time of burgeoning health costs, people's ability to meet out-of-pocket medical or dental expenses is of increasing national interest.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

Due to Utah's large household size, per capita income is slightly lower than the national average. The median household income in Utah is slightly higher than the national average.


Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

Per Capita Income by Local Health District, Utah, 2011-2015 Combined 5-Year Estimate

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Local Health DistrictPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River$20,664$20,282$21,046
Central$18,512$18,099$18,925
Davis County$26,411$25,943$26,879
Salt Lake County$27,314$27,060$27,568
San Juan$15,654$14,891$16,417
Southeast$21,185$20,466$21,904
Southwest$21,682$21,171$22,193
Summit$47,733$45,039$50,427
Tooele$22,643$21,905$23,381
TriCounty$24,282$23,167$25,397
Utah County$21,335$21,096$21,574
Wasatch$26,397$25,068$27,726
Weber-Morgan$23,700$23,352$24,048
State of Utah$24,686$24,536$24,836
U.S.$28,930$28,853$29,007

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Table DP03 Prior to 2015 San Juan County was part of the Southeast Local Health District. In 2015 the San Juan County Local Health District was formed. Data reported are for all years using the current boundaries.

Data Source

American Community Survey


Per Capita Income by County, Utah, 2011-2015 Combined 5-Year Estimate

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CountyPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver$21,405$19,773$23,037
Box Elder$21,748$21,052$22,444
Cache$20,223$19,759$20,687
Carbon$21,287$20,386$22,188
Daggett$22,149$17,535$26,763
Davis$26,411$25,943$26,879
Duchesne$23,576$22,782$24,370
Emery$19,717$18,756$20,678
Garfield$19,971$18,089$21,853
Grand$22,635$20,480$24,790
Iron$18,995$18,006$19,984
Juab$18,447$17,448$19,446
Kane$24,729$22,560$26,898
Millard$20,602$19,808$21,396
Morgan$27,312$25,306$29,318
Piute$17,493$15,736$19,250
Rich$19,168$17,233$21,103
Salt Lake$27,314$27,060$27,568
San Juan$15,654$14,891$16,417
Sanpete$16,965$16,225$17,705
Sevier$19,261$18,419$20,103
Summit$47,733$45,039$50,427
Tooele$22,643$21,905$23,381
Uintah$24,720$23,022$26,418
Utah$21,335$21,096$21,574
Wasatch$26,397$25,068$27,726
Washington$22,459$21,807$23,111
Wayne$20,121$17,808$22,434
Weber$23,545$23,192$23,898
State$24,686$24,536$24,836
U.S.$28,930$28,853$29,007

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Table DP03

Data Source

American Community Survey


Per Capita Income, Utah and U.S., 2007-2015

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Utah vs. U.S.YearPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 18
Utah2007$22,603$22,249$22,957
Utah2008$23,198$22,785$23,611
Utah2009$22,128$21,765$22,491
Utah2010$22,059$21,738$22,380
Utah2011$22,497$22,128$22,866
Utah2012$23,213$22,810$23,616
Utah2013$24,250$23,980$24,520
Utah2014$24,877$24,577$25,177
Utah2015$25,816$25,473$26,159
U.S.2007$26,688$26,632$26,744
U.S.2008$27,589$27,520$27,658
U.S.2009$26,409$26,347$26,471
U.S.2010$26,059$25,998$26,120
U.S.2011$26,708$26,653$26,763
U.S.2012$27,319$27,264$27,374
U.S.2013$28,184$28,138$28,230
U.S.2014$28,889$28,838$28,940
U.S.2015$29,979$29,921$30,037

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Table DP03

Data Source

American Community Survey

More Resources and Links

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Page Content Updated On 01/10/2017, Published on 02/22/2017
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