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Table 702.20. Percentage of children ages 3 to 18 who use the Internet and, among those who use the Internet, percentage using it in various locations, by selected child and family characteristics: 2011 and 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected child or family characteristic 2011 2015
Percent using the Internet anywhere Among children who use the Internet anywhere,
percent using it in various locations1 
Percent using the Internet anywhere Among children who use the Internet anywhere,
percent using it in various locations1 
Home School Workplace Library,
community center, or other public place
Coffee shop or other business that offers internet access Someone else's home Home School Workplace Library,
community center, or other public place
Coffee shop or other business that offers internet access Someone else's home While traveling between places2 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total 61.8   (0.45) 91.2 (0.34) 69.9   (0.48) 1.3   (0.10) 3.1   (0.22) 6.6   (0.29) 2.4   (0.16) 70.6   (0.49) 86.0 (0.35) 64.7   (0.53) 1.7   (0.12) 26.8   (0.49) 13.9   (0.39) 30.8   (0.48) 26.6   (0.50)
Sex                                                                                      
Male 61.0   (0.54) 91.2 (0.41) 70.1   (0.62) 1.1   (0.12) 3.1   (0.29) 6.2   (0.36) 2.3   (0.22) 70.5   (0.59) 86.4 (0.47) 64.6   (0.64) 1.6   (0.16) 25.6   (0.62) 12.8   (0.47) 30.8   (0.59) 26.5   (0.61)
Female 62.6   (0.51) 91.1 (0.43) 69.7   (0.63) 1.5   (0.14) 3.1   (0.26) 6.9   (0.38) 2.4   (0.19) 70.7   (0.55) 85.5 (0.48) 64.9   (0.65) 1.9   (0.17) 28.1   (0.59) 15.0   (0.48) 30.9   (0.65) 26.8   (0.59)
                                                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                                                      
White 67.5   (0.57) 94.8 (0.34) 69.2   (0.64) 1.5   (0.14) 1.2   (0.17) 6.8   (0.36) 1.3   (0.15) 74.2   (0.56) 89.4 (0.44) 65.0   (0.70) 2.1   (0.16) 23.3   (0.64) 14.2   (0.48) 33.9   (0.72) 29.6   (0.67)
Black 54.8   (1.24) 85.1 (1.34) 72.3   (1.34) 1.0 ! (0.30) 6.0   (0.81) 5.2   (0.73) 5.1   (0.77) 66.6   (1.26) 79.6 (1.16) 65.9   (1.64) 1.4   (0.30) 33.7   (1.54) 12.1   (1.01) 28.5   (1.59) 23.3   (1.29)
Hispanic 51.0   (0.91) 82.9 (1.22) 71.5   (1.28) 1.0   (0.19) 7.5   (0.77) 6.3   (0.69) 4.5   (0.52) 64.7   (1.07) 81.0 (0.95) 64.0   (1.13) 1.1   (0.18) 28.7   (1.20) 13.0   (0.76) 24.8   (0.97) 21.4   (0.99)
Asian 66.7   (2.24) 98.0 (0.55) 66.6   (2.38) 0.8 ! (0.33)   (†) 7.7   (1.36)   (†) 70.1   (1.70) 90.5 (1.22) 60.9   (2.00) 1.3 ! (0.51) 31.6   (2.29) 15.7   (1.67) 27.5   (2.15) 25.8   (1.96)
Pacific Islander 50.3   (6.75) 89.6 (5.07) 68.0   (10.62)   (†)   (†) 12.9 ! (5.58)   (†) 77.8   (5.66) 69.3 (10.40) 59.0   (7.79)   (†) 46.3   (9.09) 16.9 ! (6.39) 26.7 ! (8.26) 11.9 ! (4.67)
American Indian/Alaska Native 56.7   (4.61) 84.3 (5.02) 68.4   (5.58)   (†) 4.6 ! (2.09) 7.0 ! (3.37) 1.7 ! (0.74) 66.5   (4.25) 74.1 (4.22) 74.8   (4.60)   (†) 25.2   (4.85) 12.4   (3.69) 34.8   (5.59) 25.9   (5.46)
Two or more races 67.5   (2.18) 88.5 (1.90) 69.7   (2.53)   (†) 5.0   (1.46) 7.3   (1.59) 2.9   (0.86) 74.3   (2.11) 86.6 (1.98) 63.7   (2.84) 1.5 ! (0.56) 34.0   (2.84) 16.7   (2.28) 33.6   (2.71) 27.8   (2.57)
                                                                                       
Age                                                                                      
3 and 4 25.9   (0.85) 93.0 (0.96) 38.4   (1.99)   (†) 0.9 ! (0.39) 3.9   (0.77) 1.1 ! (0.37) 44.9   (0.98) 86.4 (1.04) 30.8   (1.54)   (†) 20.0   (1.30) 7.8   (0.78) 24.6   (1.42) 18.4   (1.23)
5 to 10 51.3   (0.63) 91.9 (0.52) 65.7   (0.89)   (†) 2.7   (0.31) 3.1   (0.33) 1.5   (0.19) 65.7   (0.74) 82.5 (0.60) 62.7   (0.90)   (†) 24.0   (0.72) 8.7   (0.48) 26.9   (0.76) 17.9   (0.70)
11 to 14 73.0   (0.73) 91.2 (0.54) 76.4   (0.75)   (†) 3.4   (0.32) 5.2   (0.37) 2.2   (0.26) 75.7   (0.78) 85.9 (0.63) 71.9   (0.88)   (†) 28.6   (0.86) 13.5   (0.58) 32.1   (0.81) 26.0   (0.85)
15 to 18 85.2   (0.54) 90.3 (0.46) 73.2   (0.68) 3.7   (0.27) 3.5   (0.28) 11.1   (0.56) 3.6   (0.30) 84.7   (0.54) 89.9 (0.44) 69.2   (0.82) 5.5   (0.37) 30.1   (0.75) 21.4   (0.72) 35.7   (0.81) 38.8   (0.80)
                                                                                       
Metropolitan status3                                                                                       
Metropolitan4  62.6   (0.48) 91.7 (0.35) 69.7   (0.53) 1.2   (0.11) 3.0   (0.24) 6.6   (0.32) 2.3   (0.17) 70.8   (0.52) 86.8 (0.37) 64.0   (0.58) 1.7   (0.12) 27.5   (0.55) 14.1   (0.44) 31.3   (0.55) 26.8   (0.55)
Nonmetropolitan5  57.4   (1.17) 87.9 (1.07) 71.6   (1.15) 1.6   (0.28) 3.7   (0.55) 6.5   (0.78) 2.9   (0.44) 69.4   (1.32) 80.8 (1.08) 69.6   (1.40) 2.0   (0.29) 22.5   (1.13) 12.5   (1.05) 27.6   (1.21) 25.8   (1.22)
                                                                                       
Highest level of education
      attained by either parent6 
                                                                                     
Less than high school 41.2   (1.44) 70.6 (2.18) 72.9   (1.81) 1.6   (0.45) 12.8   (1.53) 5.6   (0.92) 7.9   (1.03) 58.2   (1.73) 72.6 (2.08) 66.3   (2.10) 0.9   (0.25) 30.1   (2.21) 8.3   (1.12) 18.6   (1.68) 13.6   (1.54)
High school diploma or
      equivalent
54.5   (0.94) 86.7 (0.89) 68.7   (1.18) 1.2   (0.26) 5.5   (0.56) 4.7   (0.48) 4.8   (0.58) 63.9   (0.96) 80.6 (1.11) 63.5   (1.32) 1.5   (0.25) 24.2   (1.11) 11.0   (0.76) 24.3   (1.13) 19.7   (0.95)
Some college 63.1   (1.01) 90.6 (0.77) 68.3   (1.16) 0.7   (0.17) 2.7   (0.45) 5.3   (0.58) 2.2   (0.36) 71.4   (1.02) 83.7 (1.01) 64.3   (1.22) 1.4   (0.25) 28.2   (1.35) 13.5   (1.00) 29.2   (1.30) 24.2   (1.29)
Associate's degree 66.3   (1.27) 92.3 (0.93) 71.0   (1.45) 1.1   (0.26) 2.5   (0.61) 6.7   (0.82) 1.7   (0.40) 72.6   (1.34) 87.1 (1.14) 65.7   (1.56) 1.5   (0.32) 25.0   (1.45) 14.8   (1.17) 33.6   (1.63) 27.2   (1.25)
Bachelor's or higher degree 70.8   (0.60) 97.2 (0.32) 70.5   (0.76) 1.5   (0.18) 0.5   (0.11) 8.0   (0.46) 0.5   (0.10) 76.9   (0.69) 91.8 (0.45) 64.9   (0.78) 2.0   (0.17) 27.1   (0.76) 16.2   (0.61) 36.2   (0.86) 32.7   (0.85)
Bachelor's degree 70.1   (0.83) 96.8 (0.43) 71.8   (1.07) 1.5   (0.24) 0.5   (0.15) 8.2   (0.66) 0.5   (0.15) 76.9   (0.89) 91.2 (0.64) 65.7   (1.03) 1.9   (0.21) 26.3   (0.94) 15.4   (0.79) 36.2   (1.02) 31.3   (1.05)
Master's or higher degree 71.7   (1.00) 97.7 (0.45) 68.7   (1.05) 1.6   (0.26) 0.5 ! (0.16) 7.8   (0.63) 0.3 ! (0.12) 77.0   (1.03) 92.5 (0.59) 64.0   (1.22) 2.1   (0.27) 28.2   (1.22) 17.1   (0.96) 36.2   (1.43) 34.5   (1.28)
                                                                                       
Family income (in current
      dollars)
                                                                                     
Less than $10,000 43.0   (1.56) 70.2 (2.35) 69.7   (2.41) 0.7 ! (0.28) 11.6   (1.52) 5.2   (1.08) 9.2   (1.38) 58.7   (1.80) 66.3 (2.47) 68.2   (2.32) 0.7 ! (0.31) 31.9   (2.24) 12.4   (1.58) 27.9   (2.38) 16.3   (1.78)
$10,000 to $19,999 48.1   (1.37) 78.4 (1.83) 72.3   (1.74) 0.9   (0.26) 8.0   (1.21) 4.4   (0.74) 6.2   (0.96) 57.6   (1.73) 69.9 (1.99) 66.7   (2.04) 0.8   (0.23) 32.6   (1.80) 11.4   (1.29) 26.3   (1.95) 17.3   (1.48)
$20,000 to $29,999 52.0   (1.34) 84.9 (1.29) 70.1   (1.63) 1.3   (0.33) 5.8   (0.89) 5.7   (0.80) 5.3   (0.72) 65.3   (1.59) 79.6 (1.43) 63.1   (1.76) 1.4   (0.39) 28.1   (1.69) 9.9   (1.15) 25.3   (1.45) 19.8   (1.41)
$30,000 to $39,999 56.9   (1.45) 85.5 (1.20) 70.6   (1.46) 1.2   (0.29) 5.2   (0.78) 5.1   (0.70) 3.4   (0.51) 67.2   (1.43) 81.3 (1.39) 64.9   (1.72) 1.0   (0.27) 31.9   (1.67) 15.5   (1.31) 29.1   (1.60) 22.8   (1.54)
$40,000 to $49,999 60.3   (1.60) 92.3 (1.08) 69.1   (1.77) 0.5 ! (0.27) 3.0   (0.68) 5.6   (0.83) 2.1   (0.51) 68.3   (1.82) 86.2 (1.23) 64.4   (1.84) 1.4   (0.36) 24.2   (1.49) 11.7   (1.28) 29.2   (1.77) 22.9   (1.62)
$50,000 to $74,999 67.5   (0.98) 95.7 (0.51) 68.2   (1.18) 1.3   (0.22) 1.1   (0.27) 6.1   (0.56) 0.9   (0.21) 73.4   (1.04) 89.6 (0.76) 64.6   (1.27) 1.8   (0.28) 23.7   (1.12) 11.8   (0.87) 28.6   (1.16) 25.0   (1.11)
$75,000 to $99,999 72.4   (1.03) 96.7 (0.55) 70.0   (1.26) 1.4   (0.27) 0.6 ! (0.20) 8.0   (0.76) 0.6 ! (0.19) 75.8   (1.19) 92.2 (0.72) 64.9   (1.26) 1.5   (0.25) 25.0   (1.36) 13.2   (0.94) 32.8   (1.50) 30.8   (1.45)
$100,000 or more 74.0   (0.84) 98.1 (0.32) 70.3   (0.93) 1.8   (0.24) 0.4   (0.11) 8.4   (0.68) 0.3 ! (0.11) 78.0   (0.84) 92.2 (0.51) 64.2   (1.03) 2.7   (0.27) 25.7   (0.93) 17.8   (0.76) 36.1   (1.17) 34.7   (0.94)
$100,000 to $149,999 75.6   (1.04) 97.8 (0.38) 69.6   (1.17) 2.0   (0.34) 0.4 ! (0.16) 8.4   (0.89) 0.3 ! (0.15) 77.9   (1.08) 91.8 (0.75) 63.0   (1.41) 2.4   (0.33) 25.5   (1.30) 15.5   (0.94) 33.9   (1.47) 32.9   (1.25)
$150,000 or more 71.9   (1.28) 98.6 (0.48) 71.2   (1.66) 1.5   (0.34) 0.4 ! (0.17) 8.3   (0.85)   (†) 78.2   (1.24) 92.7 (0.77) 65.5   (1.52) 3.0   (0.41) 26.0   (1.43) 20.5   (1.22) 38.7   (1.66) 36.8   (1.58)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Percentages sum to more than 100 because a child could have used the Internet in more than one location.
2 Data on internet access while traveling between places were collected only in 2015.
3 Children living in areas whose metropolitan status was not identified are excluded from this analysis. In 2011 and 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: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Data exclude children living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), July 2011 and 2015. (This table was prepared October 2016.)

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