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:

Last updated: July 2013