Updated Data: Internet Access

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Internet Access

Updated statistics on internet access from the American Community Survey (2014-18) are now on RACECOUNTS.org. These data report individuals living in households with a computer who accessed the internet through a service such as a cable modem, DSL, and others. Blacks, Latinxs, and American Indian/Alaska Natives tend to have lower rates of internet access, which supports improved educational outcomes, health care access, access to employment opportunities and civic engagement.

Performance: Statewide, 87.3% of Californians had internet access between 2014-18. Those in Marin County were most likely to have access (92.9%).

Disparity: Asians were most likely to have internet access, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were least likely to have access. Mono County had the most racially disparate access rates among counties. In that county, non-Latinx Whites were likelier to have internet access (88.4%) than American Indian/Alaska Natives (62.7%) and Latinxs (70.1%).

Impact: An estimated 33.5 million Californians had internet access between 2014-18. Non-Latinx Whites were the largest racial/ethnic group with internet access (in number) with 1.3 million non-Latinx Whites reporting so. Click here for data.

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