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per capita

noun as in per person

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The per capita income in Mississippi, for example, was $216 in 1940, compared with $676 in Michigan.

Marshall Burke projects that over the next 80 years, per capita GDP in the United States will drop by 36% compared to what it would be in a nonwarming world, even as per capita GDP in Russia will quadruple.

At the heart of that is a demand that the state resets its contract with Chileans to focus not just on creating wealth — Chile has the highest per capita income in South America — but making sure it is distributed more equally.

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There’s no connection between the divorce rate in Maine and per capita consumption of margarine, for example, even if those track with one another over time.

More than 26,000 people had died, about 10,000 of them in New York City, where the per capita death rate had surpassed Italy’s.

We see the effects of a state that spends more money per capita on prisons than it does on education.

The highest per capita wine consumption in the world is in the Vatican.

Higher per capita income, longer histories of democratic stability, legal status, and religion.

Then he faced a $3.7 billion deficit, the largest in state history, and the largest per capita in the nation.

Far less appreciated, Houston, rather than being a southern city of duller wits, actually ranks second in engineers per capita.

When a Klan is chartered, a per capita tax of $1.85 for each member is required to be sent to the Imperial Palace.

The per capita wages of Japanese laborers here are, of course, amazingly low.

England cut her sugar allowance per capita from about seven and a half pounds a month to two, and France from nearly four to one.

The food for the colony at Four Oaks, usually bought at wholesale, doesn't cost more than $5 a month per capita.

The average consumption of wool at that time averaged not more than three pounds per capita.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to per capita, such as: per head, per unit of population, and proportionately.

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