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Households with a Computer by Race/Ethnicity

High proportions of Lincoln resident live in households with a computer, yet disparities exist in broadband access
Overall, an estimated 98% of all Lincoln households have a computer.1 Estimates of household computer ownership across all race/ethnicity groups were near the estimate for all Lincoln households.

However, there are differences between groups in broadband access. The Federal Communications Commission currently defines broadband as internet access with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and upload speeds of at least 3 Mbps.2

An estimated 93% of Lincoln households have a computer with broadband access. Disparities in access are observed, in particular, for American Indian or Alaska Native households and for African American or Black households.

  • 93.5% of White households have broadband access at home.
  • 88.1% of American Indian or Alaska Native households have broadband access at home.
  • 91.1% of Asian households have broadband access at home.
  • 85.9% of African American or Black households have broadband access at home.
  • 91.3% of Latino/a/Hispanic households have broadband access at home.
  • 95.4% of households with a householder who identifies as Some Other Race have broadband access at home.
  • 94.5% of households with a householder who identifies as Two of More Races have broadband access at home.
Notes

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2021 5-year estimates, table S2802.

Footnotes
  1. The US Census Bureau computer use question asked if anyone in the household owned or used a  computer and included four response categories for a desktop or laptop, smartphone, tablet or other wireless computer, or some other type of computer.US Census Bureau. (n.d.) Why We Ask Questions About …Computer and Internet Use. https://www.census.gov/acs/www/about/why-we-ask-each-question/computer/
  2. BroadbandUSA. National Telecommunications and Information Administration. (n.d.) How fast is broadband? https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/how-fast-broadband