Electricity Consumption in Rural vs. Urban Areas
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Average Winter electricity consumption for rural residents in Utah is significantly greater than for those living in urban areas. Based on data from a 1980 survey of Utah residents, this rural-urban consumption differential was investigated using multiple regression analysis. It was determined that the stock of electricity-using devices, climate, and demographic characteristics were the most important determinants of variations in household electricity consumption. The hypothesis that rural residents use electricity-consuming devices more intensively than their urban counterparts was rejected.
Petersen, H. Craig, "Electricity Consumption in Rural vs. Urban Areas" (1982). Economics and Finance Faculty Publications. Paper 7.