Enter the total debt ($) and the total population into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Debt Per Capita. 

Debt Per Capita Formula

DPC = D / P


  • DPC is the Debt Per Capita ($/person)
  • D is the total debt ($)
  • P is the total population

To calculate Debt Per Capita, divide the national debt by the total population.

How to Calculate Debt Per Capita?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Debt Per Capita.

  1. First, determine the total debt ($). 
  2. Next, determine the total population. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DPC = D / P.
  4. Finally, calculate the Debt Per Capita.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total debt ($) = 300000

total population = 100000