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Digest of Education Statistics: 2016
Digest of Education Statistics: 2016

NCES 2017-094
February 2018


Table 702.60. Number and percentage of households with computer and internet access, by state: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Total number
of households
Households with computer
(including smart phone)1
Households with internet access2
Number Percent Number Percent
1 2 3 4 5 6
United States 118,208,200 (94,360) 102,605,600 (120,710) 86.8 (0.04) 91,348,800 (132,670) 77.3 (0.06)
                     
Alabama 1,846,400 (6,890) 1,490,700 (8,680) 80.7 (0.30) 1,268,300 (9,330) 68.7 (0.38)
Alaska 250,200 (1,630) 230,000 (2,460) 91.9 (0.68) 208,300 (2,830) 83.2 (0.97)
Arizona 2,463,000 (7,570) 2,158,600 (8,890) 87.6 (0.24) 1,932,100 (8,930) 78.4 (0.27)
Arkansas 1,144,700 (5,050) 935,500 (5,960) 81.7 (0.35) 745,900 (5,860) 65.2 (0.40)
California 12,896,300 (11,850) 11,577,000 (15,950) 89.8 (0.10) 10,547,100 (19,360) 81.8 (0.13)
                     
Colorado 2,074,700 (4,590) 1,893,200 (6,120) 91.2 (0.23) 1,729,400 (7,040) 83.4 (0.29)
Connecticut 1,343,700 (4,080) 1,187,500 (5,570) 88.4 (0.35) 1,104,500 (6,200) 82.2 (0.39)
Delaware 352,600 (2,380) 308,500 (2,950) 87.5 (0.63) 276,700 (3,270) 78.5 (0.81)
District of Columbia 281,800 (1,840) 251,800 (2,500) 89.4 (0.69) 218,300 (3,050) 77.5 (0.97)
Florida 7,463,200 (14,070) 6,529,200 (16,420) 87.5 (0.13) 5,820,200 (18,450) 78.0 (0.17)
                     
Georgia 3,656,400 (8,770) 3,174,400 (10,500) 86.8 (0.21) 2,757,100 (11,690) 75.4 (0.25)
Hawaii 445,900 (2,930) 397,700 (3,500) 89.2 (0.49) 369,200 (3,640) 82.8 (0.67)
Idaho 597,400 (2,780) 530,800 (4,100) 88.9 (0.56) 461,500 (5,230) 77.3 (0.80)
Illinois 4,794,500 (7,880) 4,141,800 (12,220) 86.4 (0.18) 3,719,000 (13,300) 77.6 (0.22)
Indiana 2,515,100 (7,070) 2,138,500 (9,010) 85.0 (0.25) 1,864,900 (9,390) 74.1 (0.30)
                     
Iowa 1,247,200 (4,130) 1,065,900 (6,620) 85.5 (0.42) 944,300 (7,090) 75.7 (0.51)
Kansas 1,111,600 (3,990) 955,300 (5,920) 85.9 (0.40) 860,200 (6,720) 77.4 (0.48)
Kentucky 1,716,200 (5,380) 1,407,200 (7,680) 82.0 (0.33) 1,231,400 (9,990) 71.8 (0.49)
Louisiana 1,737,900 (5,820) 1,405,400 (8,760) 80.9 (0.35) 1,205,900 (9,020) 69.4 (0.43)
Maine 545,200 (3,240) 471,400 (4,000) 86.5 (0.61) 424,600 (4,420) 77.9 (0.71)
                     
Maryland 2,177,900 (4,740) 1,961,800 (7,110) 90.1 (0.23) 1,791,200 (8,130) 82.2 (0.32)
Massachusetts 2,560,000 (5,580) 2,286,700 (8,300) 89.3 (0.25) 2,133,500 (8,750) 83.3 (0.28)
Michigan 3,858,500 (6,710) 3,324,800 (10,540) 86.2 (0.20) 2,886,800 (12,510) 74.8 (0.29)
Minnesota 2,147,300 (4,850) 1,916,500 (7,210) 89.3 (0.25) 1,720,100 (9,020) 80.1 (0.38)
Mississippi 1,104,400 (4,820) 870,400 (7,350) 78.8 (0.48) 683,400 (7,720) 61.9 (0.57)
                     
Missouri 2,374,200 (6,950) 2,030,600 (8,810) 85.5 (0.27) 1,761,700 (8,790) 74.2 (0.33)
Montana 414,800 (2,280) 354,900 (3,360) 85.6 (0.62) 314,500 (4,160) 75.8 (0.86)
Nebraska 744,200 (2,400) 649,300 (3,450) 87.3 (0.36) 590,900 (4,200) 79.4 (0.52)
Nevada 1,042,100 (4,690) 933,200 (5,420) 89.6 (0.31) 822,000 (6,000) 78.9 (0.47)
New Hampshire 517,600 (2,820) 471,100 (3,580) 91.0 (0.52) 439,700 (3,750) 84.9 (0.61)
                     
New Jersey 3,188,000 (5,620) 2,811,400 (8,740) 88.2 (0.20) 2,619,800 (8,700) 82.2 (0.23)
New Mexico 761,800 (3,530) 614,900 (4,810) 80.7 (0.50) 515,300 (5,820) 67.6 (0.70)
New York 7,233,700 (9,630) 6,251,900 (15,380) 86.4 (0.16) 5,648,800 (15,510) 78.1 (0.18)
North Carolina 3,843,800 (9,140) 3,269,500 (11,700) 85.1 (0.20) 2,862,000 (13,290) 74.5 (0.28)
North Dakota 313,500 (2,180) 271,300 (2,820) 86.5 (0.65) 242,300 (2,990) 77.3 (0.82)
                     
Ohio 4,606,700 (7,650) 3,940,900 (10,710) 85.5 (0.17) 3,531,000 (11,360) 76.7 (0.19)
Oklahoma 1,465,900 (3,930) 1,226,300 (5,660) 83.7 (0.31) 1,047,800 (7,570) 71.5 (0.45)
Oregon 1,553,200 (4,470) 1,411,300 (5,670) 90.9 (0.24) 1,269,200 (6,140) 81.7 (0.33)
Pennsylvania 4,956,000 (7,220) 4,190,700 (12,810) 84.6 (0.20) 3,800,600 (13,550) 76.7 (0.24)
Rhode Island 407,500 (2,460) 354,000 (3,580) 86.9 (0.74) 321,400 (3,830) 78.9 (0.86)
                     
South Carolina 1,857,800 (5,700) 1,549,300 (6,430) 83.4 (0.26) 1,305,600 (7,960) 70.3 (0.39)
South Dakota 339,400 (1,780) 289,900 (3,040) 85.4 (0.76) 258,300 (3,570) 76.1 (0.96)
Tennessee 2,530,300 (6,530) 2,091,900 (10,670) 82.7 (0.29) 1,795,400 (10,630) 71.0 (0.34)
Texas 9,421,400 (12,840) 8,165,200 (16,600) 86.7 (0.11) 7,042,100 (20,350) 74.7 (0.18)
Utah 931,000 (3,100) 866,100 (4,640) 93.0 (0.35) 779,200 (5,430) 83.7 (0.50)
                     
Vermont 254,900 (1,830) 223,900 (2,390) 87.9 (0.73) 207,900 (2,920) 81.6 (0.99)
Virginia 3,106,900 (7,210) 2,741,200 (9,200) 88.2 (0.18) 2,463,400 (11,170) 79.3 (0.27)
Washington 2,728,600 (5,150) 2,493,800 (7,820) 91.4 (0.22) 2,305,800 (9,140) 84.5 (0.29)
West Virginia 734,500 (3,250) 586,700 (4,510) 79.9 (0.47) 517,400 (4,630) 70.4 (0.59)
Wisconsin 2,319,500 (4,290) 2,001,700 (7,490) 86.3 (0.26) 1,806,400 (8,520) 77.9 (0.32)
Wyoming 228,900 (2,230) 204,000 (2,270) 89.1 (0.66) 176,600 (2,820) 77.1 (0.96)
1 Includes all households whose members own or use at home a desktop, laptop, netbook, or notebook computer; handheld computer, smart mobile phone, or other handheld wireless computer; or some other type of computer.
2 Includes all households whose members access the Internet at home with a subscription to an internet service--that is, households whose members subscribe to a dial-up, DSL, cable modem, fiber optic, or satellite internet service; a mobile broadband plan for a computer or cell phone; or some other service. Excludes households that reported home internet use without a subscription.
NOTE: Data in this table are from the American Community Survey (ACS) and may differ from those shown in tables based on the Current Population Survey (CPS). Although the ACS conducts sample surveys of the entire population residing within the United States, this table includes only the population living in households; it excludes persons living in institutionalized group quarters (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities) and those living in noninstitutionalized group quarters (e.g., college or military housing). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. (This table was prepared October 2016.)