Data Viz: Broadband Access and Usage

A recent report from the United States Census Bureau highlights usage rates of broadband across the nation. The report shows that high income areas, like the Pacific Coast, New Hampshire, and Massachusettes, are better connected and have higher rates of utilization.

Alternatively, states with low median household incomes, like Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico, reported the lowest rates of broadband usage. These states were also more likely to access the internet from mobile devices than from a computer.

The Digital Divide: Percentage of Households With Broadband Internet Subscription by State

The data also show that non-Hispanic whites have more access to digital devices –  65 percent of non-Hispanic whites reported owning a computer (desktop or laptop), a mobile device, and a broadband connection, compared with 55 percent of Hispanics and 49 percent of non-Hispanic blacks.

The Digital Divide: Percentage of Households With Broadband Internet Subscription by State

Overlay broadband data, demographics, and income in our MapRoom:

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Read more: https://census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/internet-use.html

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