Internet Connectivity, Usage Statistics for States

View Internet usage statistics and adoption rates by state.

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Disparities in Internet connectivity rates continue to persist across the country, particularly for populations with varying ethnic groups and income levels.

Figures compiled for Census Bureau survey estimates show Internet usage estimates for states and different demographic groups. 

In recent years, statistics indicate the gap in Internet connectivity has shrunk, albeit slowly. Smart phones, in particular, have enabled far more to surf the Web, although the devices aren't without limitations. 

Areas with the highest proportion of residents lacking Internet connections are mostly found throughout the South and Appalachia. The following table shows degrees of Internet connectivity, by state, as measured by 2011 Current Population Survey data:


           
State No connection anywhere (%) No home connection, but connect elsewhere (%) Connect at home only (%) Connect at home and elsewhere: 1 device (%) Connect at home and elsewhere: multiple devices (%)
Alabama 33.5 9.3 26.4 10.7 20.1
Alaska 23.0 8.7 26.2 10.8 31.3
Arizona 31.6 4.9 28.1 7.7 27.8
Arkansas 38.7 6.6 26.3 8.4 20.1
California 32.0 5.6 24.8 9.5 28.1
Colorado 21.9 5.4 25.6 11.3 35.8
Connecticut 23.5 3.5 29.6 10.6 32.6
Delaware 29.4 5.5 31.1 12.1 21.9
District of Columbia 28.2 7.8 19.2 10.8 34.0
Florida 28.2 5.7 29.8 8.8 27.5
Georgia 30.1 6.5 26.4 9.3 27.7
Hawaii 34.3 5.1 26.1 8.7 25.7
Idaho 26.9 5.2 34.9 10.6 22.4
Illinois 29.9 5.5 25.9 11.3 27.4
Indiana 31.6 6.8 26.5 11.5 23.6
Iowa 27.3 6.4 27.6 11.9 26.8
Kansas 25.0 5.6 27.5 11.2 30.7
Kentucky 34.2 5.6 25.7 11.4 23.1
Louisiana 33.7 6.7 26.2 8.7 24.6
Maine 26.6 4.6 29.9 13.3 25.6
Maryland 25.9 4.7 25.1 10.8 33.5
Massachusetts 25.6 4.0 29.2 12.3 28.9
Michigan 26.7 4.5 30 11.6 27.2
Minnesota 20.9 4.5 27.9 13.2 33.4
Mississippi 41.0 8.7 21.8 8.6 19.9
Missouri 31.7 6.7 23.5 9.6 28.6
Montana 32.3 9.4 28 9.6 20.7
Nebraska 25.9 6.6 25.3 11.9 30.4
Nevada 31.8 5.0 29 9.4 24.9
New Hampshire 20.3 3.8 30.4 14.6 31.0
New Jersey 26.5 4.1 26 10.7 32.6
New Mexico 39.6 7.8 20 11.3 21.3
New York 30.9 4.2 29.6 10.3 24.9
North Carolina 33.8 4.7 26.6 10.0 24.9
North Dakota 28.2 6.2 26.2 11.9 27.5
Ohio 30.5 5.7 27.7 11.0 25.1
Oklahoma 35.4 6.4 24.3 9.6 24.2
Oregon 23.6 6.6 28 11.3 30.5
Pennsylvania 30.5 5.5 29.1 10.1 24.8
Rhode Island 27.8 4.6 29.1 12.4 26.2
South Carolina 35.1 6.2 28.2 9.7 20.8
South Dakota 27.0 7.2 26 12.9 26.9
Tennessee 36.9 6.4 24.7 9.8 22.2
Texas 36.0 7.7 22.2 8.2 25.9
Utah 23.8 5.4 31.5 12.1 27.3
Vermont 24.4 5.7 26.3 13.9 29.7
Virginia 29.9 4.9 25.2 11.3 28.8
Washington 20.0 4.6 29.4 13.0 33.0
West Virginia 35.9 5.0 31.1 10.9 17.2
Wisconsin 24.8 4.6 27.8 15.1 27.6
Wyoming 25.7 6.1 28.3 14.7 25.1

 

 


Last updated: July 2013

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.