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278. Student Use of Computers

[In percent. As of October. Based on the Current Population Survey and subject to sampling error; see Appendix III and source]

 
1993 1997
CHARACTERISTIC 1984, 1989, 1993, Prekinder- Grades Grades 1st to 4th 5th or later Prekinder- Grades Grades 1st to 4th 5th or later
total total total garten and - 1-8 9-12 year of year of Total garten and - 1-8 9-12 year of year of
kindergarten college college kindergarten college college
 
USING COMPUTERS AT SCHOOL
    Total 27.3 42.7 59.0 26.2 68.9 58.2 55.2 52.1 68.8 36.5 79.3 70.5 64.7 55.5
Sex:
  Male 29.0 43.5 59.4 25.9 69.5 56.5 57.5 56.7 70.1 37.1 79.5 71.3 67.8 59.9
  Female 25.5 41.9 58.7 26.5 68.4 60.0 53.3 47.8 67.6 35.7 79.0 69.6 62.2 52.1
 
Race/ethnicity:
  White 1 30.0 45.7 61.6 29.4 73.7 59.9 54.9 49.8 71.1 38.7 84.0 71.9 64.3 53.8
  Black 1 16.8 32.6 51.5 16.5 56.5 54.5 56.9 57.9 66.3 33.5 71.6 72.9 69.2 55.8
  Hispanic 18.6 34.9 52.3 19.2 58.4 54.1 51.9 53.7 61.5 31.0 68.3 63.1 63.3 54.7
  Other 28.6 42.7 59.0 23.5 65.7 57.3 60.9 69.4 65.3 32.7 74.9 63.6 63.1 68.9
 
Household income:
  Less than $5,000 18.7 36.7 51.2 19.6 55.0 50.6 61.7 66.7 62.1 25.4 69.6 67.9 61.1 74.1
  $5,000 to $9,999 21.0 36.1 53.3 24.4 60.3 51.9 53.9 56.2 63.5 35.1 70.1 61.6 69.8 74.8
  $10,000 to $14,999 22.4 38.4 56.4 20.1 64.7 56.7 50.7 76.1 66.2 33.3 74.1 68.2 64.1 70.5
  $15,000 to $19,999 25.9 41.5 58.1 23.8 67.5 57.4 51.2 58.5 65.9 33.0 74.9 66.7 62.1 69.4
  $20,000 to $24,999 26.7 42.4 56.4 23.7 64.3 53.0 57.4 52.4 66.9 34.2 74.9 69.2 64.0 65.8
  $25,000 to $29,999 30.5 46.1 60.0 28.0 70.1 60.3 51.5 58.0 68.5 38.9 77.7 72.0 63.1 53.7
  $30,000 to $34,999 30.5 44.2 59.1 23.7 69.6 59.7 51.7 45.3 67.6 34.6 79.9 70.4 55.2 47.7
  $35,000 to $39,999 32.3 45.2 60.7 27.1 72.1 61.7 49.2 47.9 69.0 34.6 79.9 70.1 61.5 55.2
  $40,000 to $49,999 32.8 44.7 59.3 28.5 70.3 57.2 53.9 48.6 70.5 34.7 81.6 74.1 63.3 52.0
  $50,000 to $74,999 35.5 47.0 62.6 28.6 75.6 61.5 57.4 44.2 71.7 39.3 84.0 72.8 67.2 48.5
  $75,000 or more 36.0 51.2 64.6 33.5 78.7 62.5 60.9 47.7 72.1 43.2 85.7 71.6 68.1 50.1
 
Control of school:
  Public 27.4 43.3 60.2 30.1 68.6 58.1 53.9 54.1 70.2 40.1 79.0 70.5 63.4 56.7
  Private 26.5 38.9 52.1 18.7 72.5 60.7 60.7 48.0 60.7 29.6 82.1 69.6 70.4 53.0
 
USING COMPUTERS AT HOME
    Total 11.5 18.8 27.0 15.6 24.7 28.7 32.8 52.6 45.1 29.6 43.4 48.8 49.8 67.2
Sex:
  Male 14.0 20.7 27.4 15.1 24.8 28.2 36.6 56.1 45.2 30.3 43.6 49.3 51.3 64.1
  Female 9.0 17.0 26.6 16.1 24.6 29.2 29.7 49.5 44.9 28.8 43.3 48.1 48.6 69.6
 
Race/ethnicity:
  White 1 13.7 22.7 32.8 19.4 31.4 35.9 36.0 53.6 54.9 38.4 54.4 60.9 55.1 70.3
  Black 1 4.9 7.3 10.9 4.2 9.0 10.4 19.4 48.1 21.1 9.8 20.6 21.0 25.6 56.3
  Hispanic 3.6 7.5 10.4 5.7 7.5 9.8 22.0 52.2 21.1 11.2 18.6 21.6 37.3 56.1
  Other 9.0 18.8 28.7 17.0 23.2 37.0 33.0 47.1 49.1 34.1 46.9 51.8 55.2 59.1
 
Household income:
  Less than $5,000 2.9 8.4 9.7 1.1 4.1 6.8 25.6 45.2 22.6 4.7 17.4 17.3 40.8 57.1
  $5,000 to $9,999 3.2 5.4 8.0 0.9 4.5 5.3 21.3 45.6 15.8 7.6 9.9 9.1 41.0 55.4
  $10,000 to $14,999 5.0 7.2 11.4 4.6 6.4 8.7 29.8 50.0 18.4 9.4 12.8 18.1 34.9 64.2
  $15,000 to $19,999 7.5 11.3 15.1 6.9 10.9 14.1 28.9 43.0 20.7 9.4 16.4 20.6 35.1 74.8
  $20,000 to $24,999 9.9 12.9 16.8 7.4 13.1 17.9 27.7 49.6 30.5 14.5 26.1 31.7 44.1 61.3
  $25,000 to $29,999 12.8 17.0 21.1 12.3 19.3 22.0 26.1 47.0 34.6 20.9 32.2 37.9 42.8 53.4
  $30,000 to $34,999 15.8 17.7 24.1 18.7 20.5 29.1 26.4 44.4 38.7 22.7 36.4 42.3 45.8 65.4
  $35,000 to $39,999 19.4 21.4 27.1 13.0 26.3 28.1 32.7 52.7 44.1 28.1 44.5 45.9 47.0 67.4
  $40,000 to $49,999 20.4 25.7 32.2 21.6 32.9 33.9 32.5 45.9 50.6 37.3 51.0 56.2 51.1 54.1
  $50,000 to $74,999 24.2 31.6 43.0 25.5 45.3 46.4 40.1 58.2 61.7 44.3 64.2 67.3 56.3 73.2
  $75,000 or more 22.1 43.8 56.1 38.2 62.3 61.0 47.0 64.7 74.2 58.5 80.3 80.7 62.8 76.1
 
Control of school:
  Public 11.2 17.9 25.3 12.1 23.0 27.2 31.9 50.0 43.2 24.0 41.2 46.9 49.7 66.1
  Private 13.8 24.4 37.4 22.4 41.5 47.2 36.9 57.7 56.1 40.2 65.0 72.8 50.3 69.5
 
USING COMPUTERS AT HOME
FOR SCHOOL WORK
    Total 4.6 8.9 14.9 0.6 10.8 20.9 23.1 36.6 28.6 1.5 23.9 39.0 40.8 49.3
Sex:
  Male 5.9 9.5 14.8 0.9 10.1 20.5 26.3 40.3 28.3 1.7 23.8 38.8 42.4 47.2
  Female 3.3 8.3 15.0 0.4 11.5 21.4 20.5 33.2 28.9 1.4 24.0 39.1 39.6 50.9
 
Race/ethnicity:
  White 1 5.4 10.7 18.2 0.8 13.8 26.5 25.7 37.8 35.0 1.7 30.2 49.0 45.9 51.3
  Black 1 2.3 3.4 5.7 (NA) 4.0 6.9 11.5 30.1 12.5 1.5 10.3 15.6 19.2 39.8
  Hispanic 1.4 3.6 5.6 (NA) 2.9 6.7 15.9 36.8 12.5 0.7 9.5 15.8 27.6 46.2
  Other 3.8 9.1 16.0 1.1 9.3 27.0 23.7 29.2 33.6 1.9 28.2 44.9 45.2 45.8
 
Household income:
  Less than $5,000 1.0 5.0 6.7 (NA) 2.5 4.0 18.7 36.0 15.1 (NA) 8.8 11.7 31.6 53.7
  $5,000 to $9,999 1.5 3.2 4.8 (NA) 1.1 3.6 16.1 35.5 10.4 1.1 3.9 7.3 35.3 44.8
  $10,000 to $14,999 1.9 3.5 7.3 (NA) 2.6 5.6 25.9 34.6 11.4 0.8 5.3 13.5 28.9 50.1
  $15,000 to $19,999 3.0 4.5 8.6 0.4 4.7 10.8 18.7 31.0 13.2 1.0 8.4 13.2 31.0 63.3
  $20,000 to $24,999 3.1 5.7 9.8 0.7 5.1 12.6 22.9 35.0 19.4 1.7 12.5 25.4 35.2 44.6
  $25,000 to $29,999 5.1 6.4 10.4 1.1 6.3 13.4 19.5 34.9 21.9 2.1 18.6 27.5 34.4 40.8
  $30,000 to $34,999 4.9 8.0 13.0 0.8 8.1 21.9 18.0 35.1 24.4 0.8 19.0 33.2 38.7 48.9
  $35,000 to $39,999 7.1 10.5 15.4 0.8 12.4 21.0 22.6 37.2 26.5 0.4 22.3 35.5 38.7 55.7
  $40,000 to $49,999 9.2 11.9 17.1 1.1 14.7 24.2 22.2 32.1 30.1 2.9 26.7 45.5 38.9 36.8
  $50,000 to $74,999 11.5 15.2 23.2 1.0 19.7 35.0 27.0 38.2 39.3 1.2 36.1 54.9 46.9 53.1
  $75,000 or more 9.8 22.0 30.4 0.8 29.4 45.2 30.6 41.5 48.3 2.8 48.5 66.4 51.5 50.4
 
Control of school:
  Public 4.5 8.5 14.2 0.5 10.1 19.8 22.7 34.7 27.9 1.5 22.5 37.1 40.6 48.7
  Private 5.4 11.4 18.8 1.0 17.8 35.4 24.8 40.1 32.6 1.6 37.7 62.0 42.0 50.6



NA Not available. 1 Non-Hispanic.

Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 1998.

http://nces.ed.gov/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/278_student_use_of_computers.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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