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Table 426. -  Percent of home computer users using specific applications, by selected characteristics: October 1997
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                     |Number      |         Percent of computer users using specific applications\1\
                     |  of        |________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      Selected       | home       |          |       |     |          |Home      |       |        |        |          |         |
   characteristics   |computer    |Home      |School |Games|   Job-   |connection| Word  |  Data  |Graphics| Desktop  | Spread- |Internet
                     |users, in   |book-     |assign-|     |related\2\|to school |proces-|bases\2\|        |   pub-   |sheets\2\|
                     |thousands   |keeping\2\| ments |     |          |or work   | sing  |        |        |lishing\2\|         |
_____________________|____________|__________|_______|_____|__________|__________|_______|________|________|__________|_________|__________
          1          |   2        |  3       |   4   |  5  |    6     |  7       |   8   |   9    |   10   |    11    |   12    | 13
_____________________|____________|__________|_______|_____|__________|__________|_______|________|________|__________|_________|__________
Total, all persons ..|81,013 (600)| ---  --- |  29.9 |62.6 |      --- |10.6 (0.2)|  60.9 |    --- |   23.4 |      --- |     --- |44.9 (0.3)
Total, all persons   |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
  over 15 ...........|53,845 (461)|45.2 (0.4)|  16.0 |53.2 |     35.5 |14.6 (0.3)|  70.6 |   26.7 |   26.0 |     17.9 |    29.4 |52.4 (0.4)
                     |____________|__________|_______|_____|__________|__________|_______|________|________|__________|_________|__________
         Sex         |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
Male ................|41,260 (413)|32.4 (0.4)|  28.5 |66.4 |     26.8 |12.9 (0.3)|  57.0 |   21.0 |   24.0 |     12.4 |    23.1 |48.4 (0.4)
Female ..............|39,753 (304)|28.8 (0.4)|  31.3 |58.5 |     21.8 | 8.3 (0.2)|  64.9 |   16.4 |   22.8 |     13.2 |    17.8 |41.3 (0.4)
                     |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
   Race/ethnicity    |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
White, non-Hispanic .|68,026 (330)|31.5 (0.3)|  28.9 |62.9 |     24.8 |10.9 (0.2)|  61.7 |   19.3 |   24.0 |     13.2 |    21.1 |46.1 (0.3)
Black, non-Hispanic .| 4,943 (108)|28.1 (1.1)|  32.9 |62.5 |     22.5 | 8.8 (0.7)|  55.6 |   15.2 |   20.5 |     11.0 |    17.9 |34.3 (1.2)
Hispanic ............| 4,081  (93)|24.3 (1.3)|  34.6 |59.6 |     19.9 | 7.5 (0.8)|  55.8 |   14.3 |   20.1 |     10.4 |    14.6 |38.1 (1.5)
Other ...............| 3,963  --- |24.3 (1.3)|  38.3 |59.1 |     22.4 |11.7 (1.0)|  59.1 |   17.7 |   21.3 |     10.0 |    19.4 |44.2 (1.6)
                     |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
         Age         |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
Under 15 ............|18,774 (222)| ---  --- |  49.0 |87.0 |      --- | 1.2 (0.1)|  31.5 |    --- |   17.2 |      --- |     --- |22.8 (0.5)
15 to 19 ............| 8,395 (153)| 5.6 (0.4)|  75.9 |67.7 |      7.1 | 6.1 (0.5)|  64.2 |    9.3 |   20.9 |      8.9 |     9.4 |46.1 (0.9)
20 to 24 ............| 4,975 (119)|24.0 (1.0)|  51.3 |60.9 |     16.4 |16.3 (0.9)|  70.9 |   19.0 |   22.6 |     12.1 |    21.6 |55.9 (1.2)
25 to 29 ............| 5,963 (130)|44.3 (1.1)|  23.4 |58.5 |     34.8 |17.9 (0.9)|  71.5 |   26.3 |   25.1 |     19.8 |    30.5 |59.0 (1.1)
30 to 39 ............|15,393 (203)|48.3 (0.7)|  13.3 |58.3 |     39.2 |15.8 (0.5)|  68.7 |   27.0 |   27.7 |     19.3 |    31.1 |53.2 (0.7)
40 to 49 ............|15,346 (203)|46.5 (0.7)|  12.2 |50.4 |     39.2 |14.9 (0.5)|  71.4 |   28.0 |   27.3 |     18.9 |    30.8 |52.8 (0.7)
50 to 59 ............| 7,679 (147)|48.2 (1.0)|   8.3 |43.7 |     41.2 |13.5 (0.7)|  73.4 |   30.3 |   25.8 |     18.0 |    30.7 |50.0 (1.0)
60 to 69 ............| 3,162  (96)|51.3 (1.5)|   3.5 |47.9 |     25.1 | 5.8 (0.7)|  69.9 |   25.1 |   22.4 |     15.1 |    25.7 |42.3 (1.5)
70 or older .........| 1,327  (62)|44.5 (2.4)|   2.1 |43.0 |     17.3 | 4.4 (1.0)|  63.8 |   22.4 |   17.1 |      9.2 |    20.2 |35.3 (2.3)
                     |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
    Family income    |            |          |       |     |          |          |       |        |        |          |         |
Under $20,000 .......| 7,374 (144)|25.8 (0.9)|  34.2 |61.8 |     16.2 | 9.3 (0.6)|  58.0 |   15.3 |   21.8 |      9.9 |    17.4 |38.9 (1.0)
$20,000 to $29,999 ..| 7,819 (148)|29.3 (0.9)|  30.8 |66.4 |     18.7 | 6.7 (0.5)|  57.2 |   15.6 |   22.4 |     12.4 |    16.6 |37.6 (0.9)
$30,000 to $39,999 ..|10,370 (169)|30.2 (0.8)|  29.4 |64.5 |     20.4 | 7.6 (0.5)|  55.3 |   17.5 |   23.2 |     12.0 |    17.4 |38.7 (0.8)
$40,000 to $49,999 ..| 9,627 (164)|29.3 (0.8)|  28.3 |66.3 |     20.4 | 8.1 (0.5)|  55.5 |   16.6 |   23.9 |     12.1 |    18.0 |38.6 (0.9)
$50,000 to $74,999 ..|21,685 (236)|30.4 (0.5)|  29.9 |63.6 |     24.6 |10.4 (0.4)|  61.7 |   18.6 |   24.0 |     13.2 |    20.7 |45.6 (0.6)
$75,000 or more .....|24,138 (247)|33.4 (0.5)|  29.1 |58.2 |     31.7 |14.9 (0.4)|  66.8 |   22.2 |   23.7 |     14.1 |    25.0 |53.6 (0.6)
_____________________|____________|__________|_______|_____|__________|__________|_______|________|________|__________|_________|__________

\1\Individuals may be counted in more than one computer activity.
\2\Data are for persons 15 years old and over.
---Data not available or not applicable.

NOTE.--Data are based on a sample survey of households and are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, October 1997, unpublished data. (This table was prepared October 1998.)


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