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Table 702.35. Percentage of home internet users age 3 and over and ages 3 to 18, by means of internet access from home and selected characteristics: 2010 and 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic 2010 2017
Dial-up service High-speed internet service installed at home1 Satellite internet service Mobile internet service or a data plan2 Some other service3 Dial-up service High-speed internet service installed at home1 Satellite internet service Mobile internet service or a data plan2 Some other service3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total, all persons age 3 and over 3.5   (0.12) 87.8   (0.24) 2.7   (0.13) 8.9   (0.20) 1.3   (0.07) 0.8   (0.06) 87.2   (0.23) 4.8   (0.17) 88.5   (0.20) 0.8   (0.05)
Sex                                                            
Male 3.3   (0.13) 88.2   (0.27) 2.7   (0.14) 9.0   (0.22) 1.3   (0.08) 0.8   (0.07) 87.4   (0.25) 4.8   (0.17) 88.9   (0.25) 0.8   (0.06)
Female 3.8   (0.13) 87.5   (0.25) 2.7   (0.14) 8.9   (0.20) 1.4   (0.08) 0.8   (0.07) 87.0   (0.25) 4.8   (0.19) 88.0   (0.20) 0.8   (0.06)
                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                            
White 3.6   (0.13) 87.7   (0.29) 3.0   (0.18) 9.0   (0.23) 1.2   (0.08) 0.8   (0.08) 88.4   (0.25) 5.3   (0.20) 88.0   (0.23) 0.8   (0.06)
Black 3.7   (0.41) 87.1   (0.68) 1.5   (0.25) 9.4   (0.61) 1.7   (0.23) 1.0   (0.19) 82.8   (0.68) 3.9   (0.45) 89.6   (0.54) 0.7   (0.16)
Hispanic 3.5   (0.38) 87.6   (0.71) 2.1   (0.31) 8.4   (0.61) 1.8   (0.26) 0.8   (0.16) 83.6   (0.66) 4.3   (0.37) 88.7   (0.56) 0.8   (0.12)
Asian 1.8   (0.42) 92.9   (0.72) 1.4   (0.33) 6.9   (0.72) 0.8   (0.20) 0.6 ! (0.22) 91.8   (0.63) 2.9   (0.40) 90.9   (0.82) 1.2   (0.29)
Pacific Islander 1.9 ! (0.92) 91.0   (2.45)   (†) 7.2 ! (2.34)   (†)   (†) 93.8   (1.97)   (†) 82.7   (4.21)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 7.9   (2.26) 75.7   (3.39) 3.0 ! (1.09) 13.2   (3.33) 2.2 ! (0.95)   (†) 78.8   (2.59) 6.7   (1.12) 85.9   (2.27)   (†)
Two or more races 3.4   (0.78) 88.4   (1.50) 2.5   (0.60) 10.5   (1.40) 0.9 ! (0.33)   (†) 90.2   (1.14) 3.9   (0.85) 90.4   (1.18) 0.5 ! (0.20)
                                                             
Age                                                            
3 and 4 2.4 ! (0.74) 89.4   (1.44) 2.1   (0.62) 10.1   (1.26) 1.4 ! (0.60) 0.8 ! (0.27) 85.5   (1.08) 6.4   (0.88) 92.2   (0.81) 0.5 ! (0.17)
5 to 10 2.2   (0.26) 90.1   (0.54) 2.5   (0.30) 9.4   (0.56) 1.3   (0.22) 0.5   (0.16) 88.7   (0.58) 4.8   (0.38) 91.7   (0.50) 0.7   (0.16)
11 to 14 2.8   (0.32) 88.5   (0.57) 2.7   (0.29) 9.3   (0.55) 1.0   (0.17) 0.8   (0.19) 87.9   (0.64) 4.8   (0.43) 91.9   (0.51) 0.7   (0.16)
15 to 18 3.2   (0.28) 88.1   (0.53) 2.9   (0.30) 8.6   (0.45) 1.1   (0.17) 0.7   (0.15) 88.1   (0.65) 4.6   (0.38) 91.0   (0.55) 0.5   (0.12)
19 to 24 3.0   (0.27) 86.8   (0.54) 2.7   (0.25) 9.9   (0.47) 1.8   (0.25) 0.8   (0.15) 86.6   (0.54) 4.1   (0.32) 92.1   (0.47) 0.8   (0.14)
25 to 29 2.1   (0.22) 87.0   (0.52) 2.6   (0.26) 11.3   (0.53) 2.0   (0.23) 0.6   (0.12) 86.2   (0.51) 3.9   (0.31) 92.3   (0.39) 0.9   (0.13)
30 to 39 2.5   (0.16) 87.4   (0.47) 2.4   (0.23) 11.3   (0.35) 1.7   (0.15) 0.7   (0.11) 86.5   (0.38) 4.3   (0.27) 91.8   (0.33) 0.8   (0.10)
40 to 49 2.9   (0.18) 88.3   (0.38) 2.8   (0.21) 9.1   (0.33) 1.2   (0.13) 0.7   (0.10) 87.5   (0.41) 4.7   (0.29) 91.4   (0.37) 0.8   (0.10)
50 to 59 4.4   (0.26) 88.6   (0.42) 2.8   (0.25) 7.3   (0.30) 0.9   (0.11) 0.8   (0.11) 87.2   (0.43) 5.1   (0.26) 88.0   (0.40) 0.8   (0.10)
60 to 69 6.0   (0.35) 87.3   (0.48) 2.9   (0.23) 6.1   (0.36) 1.0   (0.16) 1.0   (0.12) 87.2   (0.41) 5.6   (0.30) 82.6   (0.49) 1.1   (0.14)
70 or older 8.4   (0.50) 85.8   (0.69) 2.4   (0.30) 4.1   (0.43) 1.0   (0.19) 1.2   (0.17) 88.0   (0.44) 5.5   (0.35) 70.7   (0.76) 0.9   (0.13)
                                                             
Metropolitan status4                                                            
Metropolitan5 3.0   (0.12) 89.2   (0.24) 2.1   (0.11) 8.8   (0.21) 1.3   (0.08) 0.8   (0.07) 88.7   (0.23) 3.9   (0.15) 89.0   (0.22) 0.7   (0.05)
Nonmetropolitan6 6.8   (0.37) 79.8   (0.86) 6.1   (0.64) 9.4   (0.65) 1.4   (0.21) 1.2   (0.17) 77.3   (0.85) 11.1   (0.74) 84.5   (0.70) 1.3   (0.16)
                                                             
Family income (in current dollars)                                                            
Less than $10,000 5.5   (0.56) 84.8   (1.00) 1.9   (0.41) 9.3   (0.80) 2.2   (0.35) 1.3 ! (0.40) 73.4   (1.25) 3.7   (0.53) 84.0   (1.05) 1.4   (0.29)
$10,000 to $19,999 6.4   (0.52) 83.3   (0.95) 2.3   (0.37) 8.7   (0.70) 1.5   (0.27) 1.8   (0.36) 77.0   (1.03) 4.0   (0.50) 81.8   (0.85) 1.3   (0.28)
$20,000 to $29,999 5.3   (0.44) 84.3   (0.82) 2.5   (0.38) 8.5   (0.60) 1.7   (0.26) 1.2   (0.22) 80.0   (0.83) 4.6   (0.49) 82.7   (0.73) 1.0   (0.21)
$30,000 to $39,999 4.8   (0.42) 85.2   (0.69) 2.8   (0.29) 8.5   (0.56) 1.6   (0.25) 0.9   (0.17) 81.1   (0.84) 5.6   (0.49) 82.5   (0.77) 1.1   (0.22)
$40,000 to $49,999 4.4   (0.40) 85.9   (0.75) 2.8   (0.35) 8.9   (0.60) 1.4   (0.23) 0.8   (0.20) 84.2   (0.89) 5.5   (0.58) 87.7   (0.66) 1.0   (0.21)
$50,000 to $74,999 3.3   (0.24) 88.5   (0.51) 2.9   (0.26) 8.2   (0.44) 1.1   (0.14) 0.9   (0.13) 88.4   (0.42) 5.1   (0.30) 88.7   (0.42) 0.7   (0.11)
$75,000 to $99,999 2.6   (0.28) 89.3   (0.54) 2.6   (0.28) 9.1   (0.47) 1.2   (0.17) 0.5   (0.12) 90.9   (0.53) 5.3   (0.42) 90.7   (0.46) 0.7   (0.14)
$100,000 or more 1.7   (0.17) 91.4   (0.44) 2.7   (0.26) 9.8   (0.41) 1.1   (0.14) 0.5   (0.09) 93.1   (0.31) 4.2   (0.24) 92.7   (0.29) 0.6   (0.09)
$100,000 to $149,999 2.0   (0.25) 90.9   (0.59) 2.6   (0.35) 8.8   (0.46) 1.0   (0.17) 0.5   (0.13) 92.6   (0.41) 4.0   (0.32) 91.7   (0.43) 0.6   (0.12)
$150,000 or more 1.3   (0.22) 92.0   (0.61) 2.8   (0.36) 11.3   (0.67) 1.2   (0.23) 0.5   (0.14) 93.6   (0.44) 4.4   (0.37) 93.7   (0.41) 0.5   (0.11)
                                                             
Total, all 3- to 18-year-olds 2.7   (0.20) 88.9   (0.40) 2.7   (0.20) 9.1   (0.36) 1.2   (0.13) 0.7   (0.11) 88.0   (0.42) 4.9   (0.29) 91.6   (0.34) 0.6   (0.09)
Sex                                                            
Male 2.6   (0.24) 89.2   (0.50) 2.5   (0.23) 9.3   (0.42) 1.1   (0.15) 0.8   (0.13) 88.2   (0.50) 4.8   (0.33) 91.8   (0.42) 0.7   (0.12)
Female 2.9   (0.27) 88.6   (0.48) 2.9   (0.24) 8.9   (0.44) 1.2   (0.16) 0.7   (0.14) 87.9   (0.50) 4.9   (0.36) 91.4   (0.42) 0.6   (0.10)
                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                            
White 2.5   (0.21) 89.1   (0.52) 3.2   (0.28) 9.6   (0.45) 1.0   (0.15) 0.7   (0.13) 89.6   (0.51) 5.9   (0.41) 93.0   (0.39) 0.5   (0.11)
Black 3.4   (0.72) 87.1   (1.23) 1.6   (0.44) 9.5   (1.15) 1.5 ! (0.46) 0.7 ! (0.30) 84.2   (1.29) 3.1   (0.64) 90.6   (0.97) 0.5 ! (0.21)
Hispanic 3.3   (0.48) 88.2   (1.02) 2.3   (0.43) 7.3   (0.85) 1.7   (0.45) 0.8   (0.24) 84.9   (1.02) 4.7   (0.56) 89.3   (0.80) 0.7 ! (0.21)
Asian 2.1 ! (0.89) 92.9   (1.42)   (†) 6.8   (1.18)   (†)   (†) 91.8   (1.60) 1.6 ! (0.59) 89.5   (1.71) 1.9 ! (0.69)
Pacific Islander   (†) 93.2   (3.77)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 97.7   (1.76)   (†) 95.9   (2.96)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 9.0 ! (3.79) 80.2   (5.18)   (†) 11.0 ! (4.28)   (†)   (†) 82.7   (5.57)   (†) 85.9   (5.36)   (†)
Two or more races 2.6 ! (0.88) 89.5   (2.21) 1.6 ! (0.64) 11.7   (2.16)   (†)   (†) 92.3   (1.54) 3.7 ! (1.21) 92.9   (1.54)   (†)
                                                             
Metropolitan status4                                                            
Metropolitan5 2.3   (0.21) 90.3   (0.39) 2.1   (0.19) 8.9   (0.37) 1.1   (0.14) 0.7   (0.12) 89.1   (0.42) 3.9   (0.27) 91.7   (0.35) 0.6   (0.10)
Nonmetropolitan6 5.0   (0.66) 81.1   (1.46) 6.1   (0.95) 10.7   (1.19) 1.4   (0.37) 0.9 ! (0.29) 80.8   (1.59) 12.0   (1.45) 90.5   (0.96) 0.6   (0.18)
                                                             
Highest level of education attained
   by either parent7
                                                           
Less than high school 5.0   (1.14) 83.9   (1.96) 3.4   (0.92) 8.4   (1.52) 2.0 ! (0.85) 2.3 ! (0.95) 73.5   (2.21) 4.2   (1.03) 87.2   (1.60) 1.5 ! (0.63)
High school diploma or equivalent 4.4   (0.70) 86.4   (1.01) 2.5   (0.43) 8.2   (0.79) 1.3   (0.31) 1.2   (0.29) 82.2   (1.12) 6.0   (0.72) 90.8   (0.79) 0.6 ! (0.24)
Some college 2.8   (0.50) 88.1   (1.04) 2.3   (0.46) 10.0   (0.93) 1.2   (0.28)   (†) 88.4   (1.04) 4.2   (0.72) 90.5   (0.92) 0.9 ! (0.28)
Associate's degree 3.7   (0.57) 86.8   (1.13) 3.7   (0.64) 10.1   (1.01) 1.2   (0.28) 0.6 ! (0.22) 88.1   (1.13) 5.6   (0.73) 92.2   (0.90)   (†)
Bachelor's or higher degree 1.4   (0.20) 91.8   (0.53) 2.5   (0.32) 9.2   (0.53) 0.8   (0.18) 0.4   (0.10) 92.6   (0.57) 4.6   (0.41) 93.1   (0.43) 0.5   (0.12)
Bachelor's degree 1.7   (0.30) 91.7   (0.70) 2.3   (0.39) 8.8   (0.65) 0.8 ! (0.25) 0.4 ! (0.14) 91.4   (0.74) 5.1   (0.60) 91.8   (0.65) 0.5   (0.14)
Master's or higher degree 0.9   (0.27) 92.0   (0.83) 2.7   (0.52) 9.8   (0.89) 0.9   (0.26) 0.4 ! (0.18) 94.1   (0.74) 3.9   (0.53) 94.8   (0.61) 0.6 ! (0.20)
                                                             
Family income (in current dollars)                                                            
Less than $10,000 4.7   (1.24) 86.3   (2.01) 2.2 ! (0.80) 8.4   (1.63) 2.0 ! (0.75)   (†) 71.9   (2.93) 2.6 ! (0.86) 84.5   (2.51)   (†)
$10,000 to $19,999 4.0   (0.89) 85.2   (1.90) 2.2 ! (0.66) 8.9   (1.32) 1.4 ! (0.53) 1.6 ! (0.74) 79.1   (1.96) 3.1   (0.78) 88.2   (1.32) 1.4 ! (0.62)
$20,000 to $29,999 5.4   (0.99) 83.0   (1.76) 2.9   (0.76) 9.1   (1.21) 1.4 ! (0.51) 1.3 ! (0.47) 79.5   (1.83) 5.8   (1.12) 88.7   (1.39)   (†)
$30,000 to $39,999 3.1   (0.63) 87.8   (1.31) 2.1   (0.46) 8.5   (1.11) 2.1 ! (0.65) 1.4   (0.38) 82.1   (1.57) 5.6   (1.03) 86.6   (1.37) 0.8 ! (0.38)
$40,000 to $49,999 4.9   (0.85) 87.3   (1.35) 2.9   (0.65) 7.1   (0.97) 1.0 ! (0.35) 1.0 ! (0.42) 83.4   (1.77) 6.3   (1.21) 92.5   (1.20) 0.8 ! (0.35)
$50,000 to $74,999 2.3   (0.42) 89.8   (0.90) 2.9   (0.46) 8.7   (0.84) 0.9   (0.27) 0.6 ! (0.21) 89.9   (0.78) 5.4   (0.56) 92.3   (0.67) 0.6 ! (0.21)
$75,000 to $99,999 1.7   (0.34) 90.4   (0.85) 2.6   (0.49) 10.5   (1.01) 0.8 ! (0.26) 0.4 ! (0.16) 91.9   (0.98) 5.5   (0.72) 93.4   (0.76) 0.5 ! (0.20)
$100,000 or more 1.2   (0.26) 91.8   (0.76) 2.9   (0.43) 9.8   (0.74) 0.9   (0.24) 0.3 ! (0.11) 93.6   (0.54) 4.2   (0.40) 93.7   (0.50) 0.5   (0.14)
$100,000 to $149,999 1.3   (0.35) 91.9   (0.83) 2.9   (0.58) 8.2   (0.81) 0.8   (0.25)   (†) 93.6   (0.74) 4.2   (0.63) 93.0   (0.80) 0.6 ! (0.21)
$150,000 or more 1.0 ! (0.39) 91.6   (1.25) 3.0   (0.67) 11.9   (1.26) 1.1 ! (0.42) 0.4 ! (0.18) 93.6   (0.78) 4.3   (0.65) 94.5   (0.60) 0.4 ! (0.20)
†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 Includes cable, DSL, or fiber-optic service.
2 Includes data plan for a cellular phone, smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other device.
3 Respondents were asked whether they accessed the Internet at home using "some other service." Examples of other services were not provided to respondents.
4 Persons living in areas whose metropolitan status was not identified are excluded from this analysis. In 2010 and 2017, less than 1 percent of persons lived in an area with non-identified metropolitan status.
5 Refers to metropolitan statistical areas, which contain at least one urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or more.
6 Refers to areas that are outside of metropolitan statistical areas.
7 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: Includes only persons who use the Internet from home. The different types of internet access may sum to more than 100 percent because a single home internet user can have more than one type of access (e.g., high-speed internet service plus a mobile phone data plan). Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons in the military and persons living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities). Data for 2017 were collected in the November supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), while data for 2010 were collected in the October supplement. The November supplement consists solely of questions about computer and internet use. The October supplement focuses on school enrollment, but also included questions about computer and internet use in 2010. Measurable differences in estimates across years could reflect actual changes in the population; however, differences could also reflect differences between the content of the October and November supplements. Therefore, caution should be used when making year-to-year comparisons. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2010 and November 2017. (This table was prepared October 2018.)

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