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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 31


Indicator 31. Computer Use by Students


Student use of computers, by level of instruction and household income: October 1993

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                      |                 Student level
                      |-------------------------------------------------
   Household income   |         |         |         |  1st    | 5th or
                      |         | Grades  | Grades  | through |  later
                      |Total\1\ |    1    |    9    |4th year |  year
                      |         | through | through |   of    |   of
                      |         |    8    |   12    | college | college
----------------------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------

                       Percent of students using computers at school

  Total ..............     59.0      68.9      58.2      55.2      52.1
Less than $5,000 .....     51.2      55.0      50.6      61.7      66.7
$5,000 to $9,999 .....     53.3      60.3      51.9      53.9      56.2
$10,000 to $14,999 ...     56.4      64.7      56.7      50.7      76.1
$15,000 to $19,999 ...     58.1      67.5      57.4      51.2      58.5
$20,000 to $24,999 ...     56.4      64.3      53.0      57.4      52.4
$25,000 to $29,999 ...     60.0      70.1      60.3      51.5      58.0
$30,000 to $34,999 ...     59.1      69.6      59.7      51.7      45.3
$35,000 to $39,999 ...     60.7      72.1      61.7      49.2      47.9
$40,000 to $49,999 ...     59.3      70.3      57.2      53.9      48.6
$50,000 to $74,999 ...     62.6      75.6      61.5      57.4      44.2
More than $74,999 ....     64.6      78.7      62.5      60.9      47.7

                        Percent of students using computers at home
                                        for any purpose

  Total ..............     27.0      24.7      28.7      32.8      52.6
Less than $5,000 .....      9.7       4.1       6.8      25.6      45.2
$5,000 to $9,999 .....      8.0       4.5       5.3      21.3      45.6
$10,000 to $14,999 ...     11.4       6.4       8.7      29.8      50.0
$15,000 to $19,999 ...     15.1      10.9      14.1      28.9      43.0
$20,000 to $24,999 ...     16.8      13.1      17.9      27.7      49.6
$25,000 to $29,999 ...     21.1      19.3      22.0      26.1      47.0
$30,000 to $34,999 ...     24.1      20.5      29.1      26.4      44.4
$35,000 to $39,999 ...     27.1      26.3      28.1      32.7      52.7
$40,000 to $49,999 ...     32.2      32.9      33.9      32.5      45.9
$50,000 to $74,999 ...     43.0      45.3      46.4      40.1      58.2
More than $74,999 ....     56.1      62.3      61.0      47.0      64.7

                        Percent of students using computers at home
                                     for schoolwork

  Total ..............     14.9      10.8      20.9      23.1      36.6
Less than $5,000 .....      6.7       2.5       4.0      18.7      36.0
$5,000 to $9,999 .....      4.8       1.1       3.6      16.1      35.5
$10,000 to $14,999 ...      7.3       2.6       5.6      25.9      34.6
$15,000 to $19,999 ...      8.6       4.7      10.8      18.7      31.0
$20,000 to $24,999 ...      9.8       5.1      12.6      22.9      35.0
$25,000 to $29,999 ...     10.4       6.3      13.4      19.5      34.9
$30,000 to $34,999 ...     13.0       8.1      21.9      18.0      35.1
$35,000 to $39,999 ...     15.4      12.4      21.0      22.6      37.2
$40,000 to $49,999 ...     17.1      14.7      24.2      22.2      32.1
$50,000 to $74,999 ...     23.2      19.7      35.0      27.0      38.2
More than $74,999 ....     30.4      29.4      45.2      30.6      41.5
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/1/ Includes data for nursery school and kindergarten students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1993, unpublished data.

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