Table 2.

Reported Internet Usage for Individuals 3 Years and Older, by Selected Characteristics: 2009
Current Population Survey (CPS) October 2009
(In thousands.)

Selected Characteristics
Total

Total

Individual accesses the
Internet from some
location 1
Number
Percent

Individual lives in
household with Internet
access
Number
Percent

289,309

197,871

68.4

212,719

73.5

61,756
69,102
40,744
76,873
40,835

38,045
55,185
31,992
55,697
16,951

61.6
79.9
78.5
72.5
41.5

47,293
52,308
32,219
59,137
21,762

76.6
75.7
79.1
76.9
53.3

.Race and Hispanic origin
..White alone
...White non-Hispanic alone
..Black alone
..Asian alone
..Hispanic (of any race)

231,406
189,922
36,290
13,055
44,991

161,484
141,144
21,557
9,394
22,186

69.8
74.3
59.4
72.0
49.3

174,089
150,486
21,760
11,012
25,821

75.2
79.2
60.0
84.4
57.4

.Gender
..Male
..Female

141,479
147,831

96,122
101,749

67.9
68.8

104,741
107,978

74.0
73.0

.Region
..Northeast
..Midwest
..South
..West

52,309
63,181
106,269
67,550

36,692
44,805
68,925
47,449

70.1
70.9
64.9
70.2

40,995
46,563
73,508
51,653

78.4
73.7
69.2
76.5

Total 15 years and older

240,449

170,862

71.1

175,769

73.1

.Employment status
..Employed
..Unemployed
..Not in labor force

139,174
14,708
86,567

111,747
10,814
48,301

80.3
73.5
55.8

111,765
9,970
54,034

80.3
67.8
62.4

Total 25 years and older

198,864

136,464

68.6

143,539

72.2

25,742
61,313
52,047
59,762

6,470
34,816
41,323
53,856

25.1
56.8
79.4
90.1

9,992
38,686
40,963
53,899

38.8
63.1
78.7
90.2

.Age
..3-17 years
..18-34 years
..35-44 years
..45-64 years
..65 years and older

.Educational attainment
..Less than high school graduate
..High school graduate
..Some college or associate's degree
..Bachelor's degree or higher degree

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, October 2009.
Internet Release date: February 2010
1

"Some location" means Internet access that occurs either inside or outside the householder's home.

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