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U.S. Households with a computer in the United States

This graph shows the percentage of U.S. households with a computer at home between 1984 and 2010. In 2001, 56.3 percent of U.S. households owned a computer. In 2009, 77 percent of adult women and 78 percent of adult men used the computer at least occasionally. 81 percent of the 30-49 year-olds used the computer at least ocassionally in 2005. test

Percentage of households with a computer at home in the United States from 1984 to 2010

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Release date

February 2010


United States

Survey time period

October of each mentioned year from 1984 to 2010

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

* In 1984, 1989, and 1993, respondents were not asked any questions about the Internet.
The number of respondents differs from year to year.

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