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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 19.2.

Percentage of students in grades 1 through 12 who use the Internet, by grade, location of internet use, and race/ethnicity: 2003


Location and race/ethnicity Total Grades 1-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
Uses internet at school        
Total1 49.0 33.4 54.9 63.0
White 55.5 39.4 62.0 68.8
Black 40.3 27.0 43.8 53.4
Hispanic 34.9 22.7 39.2 48.3
Asian/Pacific Islander 45.0 22.1 54.0 67.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 41.6 26.9 44.1 52.4
         
Uses internet at home        
Total1 49.3 33.6 54.4 64.1
White 60.4 42.4 66.4 76.2
Black 29.3 21.1 30.7 37.9
Hispanic 28.9 18.2 32.1 41.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 50.9 27.9 57.4 75.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 23.6 12.0! 30.2! 29.6
         
Uses internet at public library        
Total1 10.9 5.7 13.1 15.3
White 10.0 5.2 11.9 14.0
Black 13.4 7.0 17.6 18.1
Hispanic 10.7 5.2 12.9 16.5
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.4 8.8 15.2 17.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 5.3! 1.5! 5.7! 8.4!
         
Uses internet at someone else's home        
Total1 9.7 5.1 11.5 13.7
White 11.3 6.2 13.0 15.6
Black 8.9 4.7 11.5 11.9
Hispanic 5.6 2.5 6.6 8.9
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.9 1.3! 5.3! 9.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 6.0! 3.8! 4.9! 8.7!
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2003.
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