Monday, July 16, 2012

Who's Online: Census Bureau Version

Three out of four Americans had Internet access at home in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. While this information is dated--being two years old--it is interesting in its detail. Among children aged 3 to 17, the 57 percent majority accesses the Internet at home. This is a remarkable figure, considering that many in the age group can barely read. The percentage with Internet access at home rises to 74 percent among 18-to-34-year-olds, peaks at 76 percent among 35-to-44-year-olds, and falls to 69 percent among 45-to-64-year-olds. It is 42 percent among people aged 65 or older.

Eighty-one percent of Americans have a computer in their household, with virtually all--80 percent--having a desktop or laptop computer. In 2010, more than one in five (21 percent) had a handheld computer at home. The report includes much more demographic detail as well as methods of accessing the Internet (cable is most popular), Internet access by state, and Internet activities.

Source: Census Bureau, Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2010

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