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Table 702.10. Percentage of children ages 3 to 18 living in households with a computer, by type of computer and selected child and family characteristics: Selected years, 2010 through 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected child or family characteristic 2010 2013 2015
Total, any computer or smart phone1,2 Desktop, laptop, netbook, or notebook computer1 Handheld computer or smart mobile phone Total, any computer or smart phone1,2 Desktop, laptop, netbook, or notebook computer1 Handheld computer or smart mobile phone Total, any computer or smart phone1,2 Desktop, laptop, netbook, or notebook computer1 Handheld computer or smart mobile phone
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Total 85.3 (0.37) 83.2 (0.38) 25.3   (0.48) 92.6 (0.08) 86.3 (0.11) 80.0 (0.11) 94.5 (0.06) 85.1 (0.12) 88.8 (0.08)
Sex                                      
Male 85.0 (0.44) 82.9 (0.45) 25.3   (0.57) 92.5 (0.08) 86.1 (0.12) 79.9 (0.13) 94.4 (0.07) 85.0 (0.13) 88.6 (0.09)
Female 85.5 (0.45) 83.4 (0.46) 25.3   (0.53) 92.6 (0.10) 86.4 (0.13) 80.2 (0.13) 94.5 (0.07) 85.2 (0.13) 88.9 (0.10)
                                       
Race/ethnicity                                      
White 92.4 (0.34) 90.5 (0.38) 29.9   (0.71) 95.9 (0.07) 92.1 (0.11) 85.1 (0.11) 97.0 (0.06) 91.4 (0.11) 92.2 (0.09)
Black 72.8 (1.30) 70.3 (1.34) 17.6   (1.02) 87.1 (0.25) 76.2 (0.33) 72.7 (0.31) 90.2 (0.21) 74.5 (0.32) 83.0 (0.25)
Hispanic 74.3 (0.90) 72.0 (0.88) 17.0   (0.82) 87.2 (0.20) 77.3 (0.25) 71.5 (0.30) 90.7 (0.16) 75.4 (0.27) 83.5 (0.22)
Asian 93.5 (1.18) 93.1 (1.21) 28.5   (1.98) 97.9 (0.13) 96.4 (0.18) 86.3 (0.34) 98.3 (0.14) 95.9 (0.21) 93.3 (0.28)
Pacific Islander 83.9 (7.10) 78.9 (7.35) 24.4 ! (7.88) 87.8 (2.10) 79.9 (2.40) 70.4 (2.72) 90.9 (1.55) 80.5 (1.96) 83.8 (1.88)
American Indian/Alaska Native 72.4 (4.70) 66.2 (5.27) 21.4   (4.26) 79.0 (0.73) 70.3 (0.81) 62.7 (0.93) 83.7 (0.82) 68.8 (1.07) 75.9 (0.95)
Two or more races 85.2 (2.09) 82.0 (2.30) 33.9   (2.41) 95.8 (0.19) 89.9 (0.36) 85.7 (0.37) 97.1 (0.18) 88.6 (0.38) 93.0 (0.25)
                                       
Age                                      
3 and 4 81.0 (0.76) 78.2 (0.78) 24.9   (0.80) 90.4 (0.15) 81.3 (0.22) 79.0 (0.21) 93.1 (0.15) 80.8 (0.24) 88.1 (0.18)
5 to 10 83.9 (0.52) 81.7 (0.52) 25.5   (0.61) 91.8 (0.09) 84.7 (0.13) 79.6 (0.15) 93.8 (0.09) 83.1 (0.14) 88.3 (0.12)
11 to 14 87.3 (0.59) 85.5 (0.62) 25.6   (0.73) 93.5 (0.10) 88.2 (0.13) 80.5 (0.14) 95.1 (0.08) 86.9 (0.14) 89.2 (0.11)
15 to 18 87.7 (0.49) 85.6 (0.54) 24.7   (0.71) 93.9 (0.10) 89.1 (0.14) 80.7 (0.14) 95.4 (0.08) 88.4 (0.14) 89.4 (0.11)
                                       
Metropolitan status3                                      
Metropolitan4 85.7 (0.40) 83.6 (0.41) 26.5   (0.56) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Nonmetropolitan5 82.8 (0.94) 80.6 (0.98) 18.2   (1.05) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                       
Highest level of education attained
      by either parent6
                                     
Less than high school 57.0 (1.77) 52.6 (1.70) 10.1   (0.94) 75.7 (0.40) 61.2 (0.39) 55.9 (0.42) 81.3 (0.35) 57.7 (0.41) 72.1 (0.37)
High school diploma or equivalent 76.1 (0.91) 73.4 (0.89) 15.5   (0.77) 87.3 (0.22) 76.2 (0.26) 69.9 (0.27) 90.2 (0.18) 73.5 (0.28) 82.1 (0.23)
Some college 88.7 (0.73) 86.4 (0.86) 23.2   (0.95) 94.3 (0.13) 87.1 (0.19) 81.3 (0.19) 95.8 (0.12) 85.2 (0.22) 90.0 (0.14)
Associate's degree 91.5 (0.67) 90.0 (0.79) 24.3   (1.37) 96.7 (0.14) 92.7 (0.21) 85.5 (0.25) 97.7 (0.12) 91.8 (0.23) 92.7 (0.24)
Bachelor's or higher degree 96.8 (0.28) 95.7 (0.34) 38.0   (0.87) 99.0 (0.04) 97.6 (0.06) 91.8 (0.10) 99.2 (0.03) 97.4 (0.06) 96.1 (0.08)
Bachelor's degree 95.9 (0.40) 94.8 (0.47) 36.8   (1.14) 98.6 (0.06) 96.9 (0.10) 90.5 (0.15) 99.0 (0.05) 96.6 (0.09) 95.4 (0.11)
Master's or higher degree 98.0 (0.35) 96.9 (0.44) 39.7   (1.16) 99.4 (0.04) 98.6 (0.07) 93.5 (0.14) 99.5 (0.04) 98.4 (0.07) 96.9 (0.10)
                                       
Family income (in current dollars)                                      
  Less than $10,000 53.9 (1.90) 50.0 (1.88) 9.8   (1.07) 76.4 (0.40) 61.5 (0.43) 58.6 (0.46) 82.1 (0.42) 58.1 (0.47) 73.6 (0.45)
  $10,000 to $19,999 68.4 (1.35) 64.8 (1.44) 12.2   (1.06) 81.2 (0.34) 67.5 (0.43) 62.4 (0.40) 85.7 (0.31) 63.3 (0.43) 76.7 (0.32)
  $20,000 to $29,999 75.4 (1.34) 72.5 (1.33) 14.8   (1.01) 86.9 (0.32) 74.7 (0.39) 68.1 (0.36) 89.2 (0.29) 71.3 (0.45) 80.4 (0.35)
  $30,000 to $39,999 84.9 (1.05) 82.7 (1.13) 16.2   (0.95) 90.6 (0.22) 82.0 (0.27) 73.3 (0.37) 92.8 (0.22) 79.3 (0.36) 85.0 (0.30)
  $40,000 to $49,999 91.1 (0.98) 88.9 (1.04) 23.3   (1.46) 93.3 (0.22) 86.4 (0.31) 77.3 (0.33) 94.2 (0.26) 83.4 (0.44) 86.8 (0.31)
  $50,000 to $74,999 92.4 (0.71) 91.0 (0.73) 25.7   (1.17) 95.7 (0.14) 91.0 (0.18) 82.3 (0.25) 96.6 (0.12) 89.1 (0.20) 90.7 (0.17)
  $75,000 to $99,999 95.2 (0.59) 93.7 (0.73) 32.2   (1.40) 97.5 (0.12) 94.8 (0.13) 88.0 (0.24) 98.0 (0.09) 94.0 (0.17) 93.6 (0.19)
  $100,000 or more 98.3 (0.29) 97.2 (0.39) 45.9   (1.25) 99.0 (0.04) 97.8 (0.06) 93.8 (0.10) 99.1 (0.04) 97.3 (0.08) 96.5 (0.09)
$100,000 to $149,999 98.0 (0.44) 97.2 (0.53) 38.8   (1.48) 98.8 (0.06) 97.2 (0.09) 92.5 (0.14) 98.8 (0.07) 96.5 (0.13) 95.8 (0.15)
$150,000 or more 98.8 (0.36) 97.2 (0.59) 55.3   (1.62) 99.3 (0.05) 98.6 (0.08) 95.3 (0.12) 99.4 (0.05) 98.3 (0.08) 97.3 (0.08)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 In addition to the types of computers specified, includes a small percentage (less than 1 percent) of children whose households have "Some other type of computer" not listed in the survey questions.
2 Households indicating that they had computers/devices in both categories--that is, desktop, laptop, netbook, or notebook computers as well as handheld computers or smart mobile phones--were counted only once in the total. Therefore, the total is less than the sum of the two categories.
3 Children living in areas whose metropolitan status was not identified are excluded from this analysis. From 2010 through 2015, less than 1 percent of children ages 3 to 18 lived in an area with non-identified metropolitan status.
4 Refers to metropolitan statistical areas, which contain at least one urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more.
5 Refers to areas that are outside of metropolitan statistical areas.
6 Highest education level of any parent residing with the child (including an adoptive or stepparent). Includes only children who resided with at least one of their parents.
NOTE: Data are based on children living in households and exclude children living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities). Percentages refer to children whose household members own or use at home any of the specified devices. Estimates for 2010 are based on the Current Population Survey, while estimates for 2013 and 2015 are based on the American Community Survey. As a result, estimates for 2010 may not be comparable to those for 2013 and 2015. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2010; and American Community Survey (ACS), 2013 and 2015. (This table was prepared January 2017.)

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