Title

Electricity Consumption in Rural vs. Urban Areas

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Western Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

7

Issue

1

Publisher

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Publication Date

1982

First Page

13

Last Page

18

Abstract

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.

Comments

Originally published by the Western Agricultural Economics Association. Publisher's PDF available through remote link.