Table 426. - Percent of home computer users using specific applications, by selected characteristics: October 1997
 ```___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ |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.)