Internet Access


What is the importance of access to Internet?

Today, Internet access is increasingly necessary at individual, company, and societal levels for finding employment, expanding innovation, and remaining globally competitive. At the individual level, access to the internet at home is especially important as an educational tool for middle and high school students. Studies have shown that disparities in access to technology have led to a gap in performance, which in return affects participation in the knowledge economy.  

What is measured?

Access to the Internet is defined as the proportion of individuals in households with access to the Internet, to the total population. More specifically, it consists of individuals 3 years and older residing in households with Internet access, as a percentage of the total population 3 years and older living in households.

How competitive is Arizona?

To gauge Arizona’s relative competitiveness, the proportion of individuals with access to Internet is compared with other U.S. border states. Data are provided on an annual bases with indices of percentage change between observed periods. 

No. of Individuals living in households with Internet access - Arizona
% of Population Living in Household with Internet - Arizona
Internet - % of Population Living in Household with Internet - Individuals 3 years & older
Internet Access # of individuals - Index 2009 (2009 = 100)


Annual data

Annual data

The table on this page displays the percent of individuals 3 years or older with Internet Access. Data are updated following release by the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS). Click on any title to graph that series, and export. Or, click "download" at the base of the table to download the dataset, or customize based on a specified range.



United States Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS). Value presented is the number of individuals 3 years and older who live in a household with internet access.

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