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912. Use of Home Computers: 1997

[In percent, except persons using computers (81,013 represents 81,013,000). As of October. Based on the Current Population Survey and subject to sampling error: see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix lll]

 
Persons Frequency of use per week Computer capabilities 1
using Percent
CHARACTERISTIC computers of 6 or 7 4 or 5 2 or 3 1 day CD-ROM
(1,000) total days days days or less drive Printer Modem Internet
 
   Total 2 81,013 30.3 23.4 20.1 32.6 24.0 71.3 85.5 71.1 52.1
 
Sex: Male 41,260 31.6 27.1 20.1 30.6 22.2 72.1 85.5 71.7 52.9
  Female 39,753 29.1 19.6 20.0 34.6 25.8 70.6 85.6 70.5 51.2
 
Age: Under 5 years old 1,675 8.5 12.2 16.3 38.1 33.5 71.9 83.3 74.5 53.8
  5 to 9 years old 7,599 37.1 11.8 17.6 44.2 26.4 74.7 83.8 71.5 50.5
  10 to 14 years old 9,500 48.7 21.1 21.8 38.0 19.1 75.5 87.9 70.6 50.3
  15 to 19 years old 8,395 43.1 24.7 22.4 32.4 20.5 73.7 88.0 69.9 52.3
  20 to 24 years old 4,975 28.5 28.3 20.2 28.9 22.6 69.5 83.4 69.8 53.0
  25 to 29 years old 5,963 31.7 26.1 22.3 30.0 21.7 70.1 80.4 75.8 58.4
  30 to 39 years old 15,393 35.8 24.2 20.6 32.0 23.2 71.9 84.5 72.8 53.5
  40 to 49 years old 15,346 38.3 24.3 18.8 30.3 26.6 73.9 87.4 73.0 54.4
  50 to 59 years old 7,679 28.5 26.6 19.8 28.0 25.7 66.5 86.2 67.6 50.7
  60 to 69 years old 3,162 16.2 29.7 17.5 24.1 28.6 61.0 86.8 63.5 42.3
  70 years old and over 1,327 5.9 29.4 17.8 25.4 27.5 59.0 86.1 60.4 38.6
 
Race/ethnicity:
  White, non-Hispanic 68,026 35.5 23.5 20.2 32.1 24.3 72.4 87.1 72.8 53.7
  Black, non-Hispanic 4,943 14.7 20.8 20.5 37.6 21.2 58.2 75.2 57.7 40.3
  Hispanic 4,081 13.5 23.3 17.3 36.4 23.1 69.1 78.2 60.8 44.4
 
Family income: Less than $5,000 1,517 13.3 31.1 16.7 26.8 25.3 63.2 81.9 66.2 44.6
  $5,000 to $9,999 1,575 8.1 24.8 19.6 29.4 26.1 59.6 81.0 56.7 40.5
  $10,000 to $14,999 2,197 9.7 26.2 17.7 31.4 24.8 55.9 74.5 54.7 38.7
  $15,000 to $19,999 2,084 12.0 25.9 20.4 29.9 23.8 60.5 77.8 60.0 42.7
  $20,000 to $24,999 3,645 17.1 25.1 18.9 31.4 24.5 59.9 80.9 58.1 38.8
  $25,000 to $29,999 4,174 21.0 23.3 19.3 33.3 24.1 62.2 77.6 61.0 42.0
  $30,000 to $34,999 5,003 25.7 22.5 20.5 32.9 24.1 66.4 82.6 64.1 43.7
  $35,000 to $39,999 5,367 29.1 22.7 18.5 34.1 24.7 65.9 84.3 66.3 46.1
  $40,000 to $49,999 9,627 35.4 22.2 19.5 33.3 25.1 68.2 86.0 67.6 46.4
  $50,000 to $74,999 21,685 44.6 22.1 20.2 32.5 25.1 73.9 87.2 74.3 53.9
  $75,000 and over 24,138 58.0 24.1 21.1 32.8 22.0 80.9 89.8 81.1 64.5
 



1 For the most recently purchased computers for those with more than one.
2 Includes other races, not shown separately.

Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 1999.

http://nces.ed.gov/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/912_use_of_home_computers_1997.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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