To identify the city in every state where the most people have internet access, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey. Cities are ranked by the share of households without an internet connection.
We used Census “place” geographies — a category that includes incorporated legal entities and Census-designated statistical entities. We defined cities based on a population threshold – Census places needed to have a population of at least 25,000 to be considered.
Cities were excluded if data on internet access was not available in the 2020 ACS or if the sampling error associated with a city’s data was deemed too high.
We also reviewed ACS data on the share of households with at least one desktop or laptop computer, the population aged 65 and up, median household income, and poverty. All data in this story are five-year estimates.
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