Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in households with a desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other computer connected to high-speed internet service, by income level (e.g., in 2019, among California children living below the federal poverty threshold, 86.2% lived in households with a broadband-connected device).
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey public use microdata (Oct. 2020).
Footnote: The federal poverty threshold was $25,926 for a family of two adults and two children in 2019. Income level relative to poverty cannot be determined for some children; for details, see How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty. Data are for paid broadband subscriptions only. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available.