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Q: Personal Computer Penetration in US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Personal Computer Penetration in US
Category: Computers
Asked by: brondell-ga
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Posted: 28 Jul 2004 09:24 PDT
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Question ID: 380304
What is the houshold personal computer penetration over time in the US? 

(at least from 1994-2004 but a longer range and future projections is ideal)
Subject: Re: Personal Computer Penetration in US
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 28 Jul 2004 10:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Below you will find the results of my research for household personal
computer penetration over time in the United States.

Jupiter Research at Infoplease

U.S. Household PC Growth and Penetration
          U.S. PC Households
Year      Number               Percent          
          (In millions) 
2001      71.1                 67%  
2002      74.1                 69  
2003*     77.5                 71  
2004*     80.8                 73  
2005*     84.1                 75  
2006*     86.7                 77  
2007*     88.7                 78  
1. Projected


Previous years:

Percent of U.S. Households with PCs 1992-2003

1994  24%
1995  28%
1996  32%
1997  37%
1998  42%
1999  48%
2000  54%
Source: NTIA/Census Bureau, Pegasus Research

See the graph here:

Taken from:

American households that owned a computer by year
Year           U.S. Households      Percent
1993           20.8 million          22.8
1994           22.7 million
1995           29.1 million
1997           37.4 million          36.6

Sources of the above information:

U.S. Census Bureau
Computer Use in the United States
Issued September 1999

?In October 1997, 37.4 million American households, or 36.6 percent,
had computers. This is up substantially from 22.8 percent in 1993,
15.0 percent in 1989, and 8.2 percent in 1984.?

U.S. Census Bureau

Alexander and Associates

Consumer Ownership of Personal Computers
?The Benchmark study in 1994 measured the installed base of consumer
households at 22.7 million, up 1.8 million from December of 1993,
which was estimated at 20.8 million. Our estimate in early '95 of
year-end '95 installations was 29.1 million, up 7 million during the

Alexander and Associates

Although roughly 20% of U.S. households owned a PC in the early
1990's, very few were using any type of online service

?A recent research report from The Yankee Group found that 67.6
percent of US households in 2002 contained at least one PC, and the
investigators foresee three-quarters of all US households containing
PCs by 2007.?
Source: PC Magazine,3048,a=37577,00.asp

Search criteria:
PC penetration by year
United States Computer Households

I hope you find this information helpful!

Best regards,
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