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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 large household sizes in Utah, 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, 2013-2017 Combined 5-Year Estimate

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Local Health DistrictPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 15
Bear River$22,038$21,594$22,482
Central$19,978$19,507$20,449
Davis County$28,293$27,830$28,756
Salt Lake County$30,134$29,855$30,413
San Juan$17,385$15,997$18,773
Southeast$22,998$22,173$23,823
Southwest$23,999$23,194$24,804
Summit$52,671$50,477$54,865
Tooele$24,069$23,376$24,762
TriCounty$24,451$23,452$25,450
Utah County$23,207$22,936$23,478
Wasatch$30,086$28,383$31,789
Weber-Morgan$25,499$25,086$25,912
State of Utah$26,907$26,744$27,070
U.S.$31,177$31,090$31,264

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2013-2017 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, 2013-2017 Combined 5-Year Estimate

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CountyPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 31
Beaver$21,128$19,584$22,672
Box Elder$22,808$22,173$23,443
Cache$21,752$21,171$22,333
Carbon$22,536$21,579$23,493
Daggett$28,533$19,392$37,674
Davis$28,293$27,830$28,756
Duchesne$23,323$22,484$24,162
Emery$21,465$20,541$22,389
Garfield$23,228$20,933$25,523
Grand$25,662$23,017$28,307
Iron$19,791$18,885$20,697
Juab$20,457$19,395$21,519
Kane$24,836$22,849$26,823
Millard$23,283$22,327$24,239
Morgan$30,457$28,372$32,542
Piute$17,455$15,465$19,445
Rich$19,512$16,766$22,258
Salt Lake$30,134$29,855$30,413
San Juan$17,385$15,997$18,773
Sanpete$17,426$16,550$18,302
Sevier$21,196$20,273$22,119
Summit$52,671$50,477$54,865
Tooele$24,069$23,376$24,762
Uintah$25,001$23,507$26,495
Utah$23,207$22,936$23,478
Wasatch$30,086$28,383$31,789
Washington$25,415$24,306$26,524
Wayne$22,195$19,893$24,497
Weber$25,275$24,854$25,696
State$26,907$26,744$27,070
U.S.$31,177$31,090$31,264

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Table DP03

Data Source

American Community Survey


Per Capita Income, Utah and U.S., 2007-2017

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Utah vs. U.S.YearPer Capita Income (Dollars)Lower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 22
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
Utah2016$25,600$25,446$25,754
Utah2017$26,907$26,744$27,070
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
U.S.2016$29,829$29,747$29,911
U.S.2017$31,177$31,090$31,264

Data Notes

Values are inflation-adjusted to report year. Upper and lower limits are calculated to 90% confidence intervals.   [[br]] 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Table DP03

Data Source

American Community Survey

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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