Internet Connection Data for Cities

Numbers of households with Internet access vary greatly by city, with some regions having significantly higher adoption rates than others. Factors influencing local Internet adoption include cost, availability and a city's demographics.

The latest census estimates suggest 79 percent of American households had some form of Internet access in 2013.

Internet connection rates for cities and incorporated Census-designated places with at least 100,000 residents are shown below. All types of Internet connections, including mobile broadband and dial up, are included.

SOURCE: Governing calculations of 2013 American Community Survey one-year estimates

Interpreting the Data

  • Estimates refer to percentages of total households, not individuals.
  • Total adoption rates include all connection types and households reporting Internet access without subscriptions.
  • Note than some smaller jurisdictions have higher margins of error. The Census Bureau published data for other localities not shown with fewer residents, but one-year estimates for these jurisdictions aren't as reliable.

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