Per Capita Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Per Capita, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Per Capita?

adj. Latin for “by head” that is to be determined by the number of people.To calculate the per capita cost the total number of people in a given group or area are added and then divided to get an aggregate or average value for bills,taxes ,benefits etc.