Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Internet Access and Usage Statistics By State

Finding data on accessing and use of the internet is very difficult. However tables recently released from the US Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement do provide some insights.

The tables display national and state level data and examine householder and individual characteristics by school enrollment, age, race, sex and Hispanic origin. Additional tables use data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine how and why people connect to the Internet. The CPS has been collecting data on computers and Internet use periodically since 1984. SIPP data on this subject have been collected since 1998.

These data tables appear on the  US Census Computer and Internet Use page.