How Does Income Affect Internet Access in Households?



A few weeks ago I made a visualization showing the how many households can access the internet. It was brought up that some states and counties had lower access rates because of income. I decided to take a look at what percentage of households can access the internet at different income ranges. Here were the results.


Data Notes

It does appear that the hypothesis that lower income prohibits internet access in households. Mississippi was brought up as an example of this. It is worth pointing out though that their internet access is lower than the national average across all income levels though.


The data for this visualization comes from the United States Census Bureau. It is gathered during the American Community Survey. I used 2014, 1 Year Estimates for this visualization. Since this is a custom tabulation, I had to use the ACS PUMS Microdata.

After downloading the data, Microsoft Access and Tableau were used to create this visualization. If you have any questions go ahead and leave me a comment.

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