Study: Alaska ranks No. 1 in households with computers

Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A new report by from the Employment Policy Foundation says the largest percentage of all computer owners live in Alaska, or 67 percent of all households, while the lowest percentage is in Arkansas with 39 percent.

Computers will be joining the ranks of common U.S. household appliances by the year 2010, regardless of household income, the foundation said.

Its survey found that 51 percent of all U.S. households currently have at least one computer, and 43.5 percent of those have access to the Internet.

The survey said 41 percent of the households with the lowest weekly income owned a computer as of last August. That compares with 81 percent of those in the highest income bracket.

The gap in computer ownership among all financial groups is closing fast, the foundation said.

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