What does this indicator measure?

Per capita is a comparative measure, allowing us to compare one geographic area to another by dividing the total population number by the total personal income for that area. It does not indicate what each person might be worth.

Why is this indicator important?

People with higher levels of education and higher income have lower rates of many chronic diseases compared to those with less education and lower income levels (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

About the data

Community: Newton County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2016

Category: Income

Community Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Reference Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis