per capita debt

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Per capita debt

The total bonded debt of a municipality divided by the population of the municipality.

Per Capita Debt

The amount of municipal debt divided by the number of persons in that municipality. Because most municipal bonds are guaranteed in some way by the municipality tax revenue, the number of taxpayers in that municipality is important in determining its ability to repay the bonds. As a result, credit ratings agencies use per capita debt in rating municipal bonds.

per capita debt

The total debt of a municipality divided by the municipality's population. Financial analysts use per capita debt when evaluating a municipality's ability to repay its debt.
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The value of the debt may not change, but the per-capita debt burden will shrink.
But if you undertake a big stimulus when the population is stagnant, or even declining, then over time, the per-capita debt burden will rise .
MODERATE DEBT BURDEN: The city's debt burden is manageable with high per-capita debt offset by the high-income levels.
2 trillion yen at the end of last year, bringing per-capita debt -- or the amount owed per head of population -- to about 7.
in the years leading up to its "Lost Decade" per-capita debt in Japan soared, by seven-fold.
The 'A' rating reflects the county's sound financial position and low per-capita debt burden, supported by significant pay-as-you-go capital spending from a dedicated half-cent sales tax and rapid amortization.