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Health Indicator Report of Utah Population Characteristics: Per Capita Income

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.

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

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

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).

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