This factsheet presents estimates of access to internet services for low-income families, as well as differences by demographic characteristics and geography. Key takeaways include:
- In 2019, more than 1 in 6 poor persons had no internet access.
- Access to the internet varied by race and ethnicity, with Asians and Whites more likely to have access than Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
- Persons living in nonmetropolitan areas have less access to the Internet than those in metropolitan areas.
- Internet access is less common among older poor persons.
- Access to the internet among poor persons varies across states.
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A prior version of this brief with data for 2018 is also available:
- Internet Access Among Low Income (PDF)
- Internet Access Detailed Tables (XLSX)
- Internet Access by PUMA (XLSX)
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