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Table 18. Number and percentage of student home computer users, by type of application and selected characteristics: 2003
Selected characteristic of students Number (in thousands) Number using computers at home (in thousands) Percent using computers at home Percent of home computer users using specific applications1
Games Internet School assignments E-mail Word processing Graphics and design Spreadsheets and databases Personal finances
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Total, all students 74,911 (312.9) 52,942 (286.3) 70.7 (0.24) 76.2 (0.27) 72.3 (0.28) 75.9 (0.27) 56.5 (0.31) 55.1 (0.32) (†) (†) (†)
Elementary/secondary 58,273 (324.9) 39,364 (282.0) 67.6 (0.30) 82.8 (0.30) 66.0 (0.37) 69.9 (0.36) 46.2 (0.39) 46.8 (0.39) (†) (†) (†)
Under age 5 4,590 (105.0) 2,291 (74.6) 49.9 (1.16) 84.3 (1.19) 29.2 (1.49) 15.1 (1.17) 8.9 (0.93) 9.4 (0.96) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 5 to 9 19,015 (206.6) 11,887 (166.1) 62.5 (0.55) 87.6 (0.47) 45.9 (0.72) 42.0 (0.71) 18.8 (0.56) 22.6 (0.60) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 10 to 14 20,788 (215.0) 14,875 (184.5) 71.6 (0.49) 85.3 (0.45) 74.1 (0.56) 85.1 (0.46) 53.0 (0.64) 56.5 (0.64) (†) (†) (†)
15 years old or over 13,880 (165.7) 10,311 (144.2) 74.3 (0.54) 73.4 (0.64) 85.8 (0.50) 92.4 (0.38) 76.3 (0.61) 69.1 (0.66) 43.1 (0.71) 21.1 (0.59) 4.5 (0.30)
White 8,500 (131.6) 7,186 (121.4) 84.5 (0.57) 75.3 (0.74) 90.2 (0.51) 93.3 (0.43) 81.5 (0.67) 72.1 (0.77) 46.3 (0.86) 22.1 (0.71) 4.7 (0.36)
Black 2,164 (68.8) 1,073 (49.7) 49.6 (1.67) 73.5 (2.09) 73.6 (2.09) 90.3 (1.40) 60.7 (2.31) 59.0 (2.33) 38.9 (2.31) 15.9 (1.73) 3.5 (0.88)
Hispanic 2,298 (75.0) 1,280 (57.5) 55.7 (1.72) 68.2 (2.16) 72.0 (2.08) 87.8 (1.51) 60.8 (2.26) 59.9 (2.27) 30.0 (2.12) 18.2 (1.78) 6.1 (1.11)
Other 918 (45.9) 771 (42.2) 83.9 (1.88) 64.5 (2.68) 83.7 (2.07) 94.3 (1.30) 75.3 (2.41) 69.9 (2.57) 41.4 (2.75) 24.2 (2.40) 2.2 (0.82)
Undergraduate 13,370 (162.9) 10,701 (146.8) 80.0 (0.50) 60.5 (0.69) 89.6 (0.43) 92.8 (0.37) 84.8 (0.51) 77.1 (0.59) 46.5 (0.70) 36.8 (0.68) 21.4 (0.58)
White 8,964 (135.0) 7,551 (124.4) 84.2 (0.56) 60.8 (0.82) 91.1 (0.48) 93.0 (0.43) 86.5 (0.57) 78.7 (0.69) 48.9 (0.84) 37.8 (0.81) 21.1 (0.69)
Black 1,766 (62.8) 1,151 (51.4) 65.2 (1.76) 62.1 (2.22) 83.2 (1.71) 91.1 (1.30) 77.0 (1.93) 72.4 (2.05) 37.7 (2.22) 32.0 (2.13) 23.0 (1.93)
Hispanic 1,544 (62.7) 1,102 (53.6) 71.4 (1.91) 56.8 (2.47) 86.7 (1.69) 92.1 (1.34) 80.5 (1.98) 68.6 (2.32) 38.8 (2.43) 33.4 (2.35) 19.8 (1.99)
Other 1,095 (49.9) 898 (45.4) 82.0 (1.80) 61.5 (2.52) 89.5 (1.59) 94.0 (1.23) 86.3 (1.78) 80.3 (2.06) 47.3 (2.59) 39.4 (2.53) 23.7 (2.20)
Graduate 3,268 (66.0) 2,876 (64.1) 88.0 (0.83) 43.6 (1.35) 93.7 (0.66) 94.6 (0.61) 91.7 (0.75) 86.1 (0.94) 52.2 (1.36) 56.2 (1.35) 45.4 (1.36)
                                             
Males 37,323 (253.4) 26,168 (219.6) 70.1 (0.35) 80.1 (0.36) 71.2 (0.41) 73.9 (0.40) 53.0 (0.45) 51.7 (0.45) (†) (†) (†)
Elementary/secondary 30,005 (252.4) 20,050 (211.6) 66.8 (0.43) 84.9 (0.40) 65.3 (0.53) 68.3 (0.51) 43.1 (0.55) 44.2 (0.55) (†) (†) (†)
Under age 5 2,437 (76.9) 1,222 (54.6) 50.2 (1.59) 85.3 (1.59) 30.3 (2.06) 14.9 (1.60) 10.7 (1.38) 9.1 (1.29) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 5 to 9 9,703 (150.9) 6,060 (120.3) 62.5 (0.77) 88.5 (0.64) 44.6 (1.00) 40.7 (0.99) 16.6 (0.75) 20.9 (0.82) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 10 to 14 10,622 (157.5) 7,453 (132.9) 70.2 (0.70) 87.5 (0.60) 73.9 (0.80) 83.3 (0.68) 48.0 (0.91) 53.0 (0.91) (†) (†) (†)
15 years old or over 7,243 (121.9) 5,313 (104.9) 73.4 (0.76) 77.1 (0.84) 84.8 (0.72) 90.9 (0.58) 73.8 (0.88) 66.4 (0.95) 43.3 (0.99) 21.0 (0.82) 4.2 (0.40)
Undergraduate 5,902 (110.4) 4,859 (100.5) 82.3 (0.72) 68.6 (0.97) 89.7 (0.64) 91.7 (0.58) 84.0 (0.77) 75.1 (0.91) 50.2 (1.05) 37.6 (1.01) 22.3 (0.87)
Graduate 1,416 (54.7) 1,259 (51.6) 88.9 (1.22) 48.9 (2.06) 93.8 (0.99) 94.1 (0.97) 91.6 (1.14) 81.2 (1.61) 53.0 (2.05) 58.3 (2.03) 46.9 (2.05)
                                             
Females 37,588 (254.1) 26,774 (221.7) 71.2 (0.34) 72.3 (0.40) 73.4 (0.39) 77.8 (0.37) 59.8 (0.44) 58.4 (0.44) (†) (†) (†)
Elementary/secondary 28,269 (246.1) 19,315 (208.0) 68.3 (0.43) 80.7 (0.45) 66.8 (0.53) 71.6 (0.51) 49.4 (0.56) 49.5 (0.56) (†) (†) (†)
Under age 5 2,154 (72.3) 1,069 (51.1) 49.6 (1.69) 83.2 (1.79) 28.0 (2.15) 15.3 (1.72) 6.8 (1.21) 9.8 (1.43) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 5 to 9 9,312 (147.9) 5,827 (118.0) 62.6 (0.79) 86.7 (0.70) 47.1 (1.02) 43.3 (1.02) 21.0 (0.84) 24.4 (0.88) (†) (†) (†)
Ages 10 to 14 10,166 (154.3) 7,422 (132.7) 73.0 (0.69) 83.1 (0.68) 74.4 (0.79) 86.8 (0.62) 57.9 (0.90) 60.0 (0.89) (†) (†) (†)
15 years old or over 6,637 (116.9) 4,997 (101.9) 75.3 (0.77) 69.6 (0.95) 86.7 (0.70) 94.0 (0.49) 78.9 (0.84) 71.8 (0.93) 42.9 (1.02) 21.3 (0.85) 4.9 (0.45)
Undergraduate 7,468 (123.7) 5,842 (109.9) 78.2 (0.70) 53.9 (0.95) 89.6 (0.58) 93.7 (0.47) 85.5 (0.67) 78.8 (0.78) 43.4 (0.95) 36.2 (0.92) 20.6 (0.77)
Graduate 1,852 (62.5) 1,617 (58.5) 87.3 (1.13) 39.5 (1.77) 93.5 (0.89) 95.1 (0.78) 91.8 (0.99) 90.0 (1.09) 51.5 (1.81) 54.5 (1.81) 44.3 (1.80)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Individuals may be counted in more than one computer activity.
NOTE: Estimates as of October 1. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2003, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared May 2005.)
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