Who Uses Computers?
On 10 February 1995, The Roanoke Times and World-News published the results of a survey, conducted by the Roanoke College Center for Community Research, on who uses computers in the Roanoke Valley. The margin for error in the survey is 5%. Among demographic subgroups the error may be larger.
Do you have a computer in your home?
Who's got computers?
Age versus percentage ownership.
Educational level versus ownership
Annual income versus ownership
How do computer Owners use their computers?
Who are the surfers?
That's computer talk for cruising, or "surfing" the Internet, the global network of networks. They're well paid, white guys, who have been to college.
- 6 in 10 are male
- More than half are baby boomers
- 8 in 10 have been to college in some form
- 6 in 10 are making $40,000 or more per year
- 9 in 10 are white.
It would be interesting to compare these figures with Blacksburg, at least, and perhaps the country in general. We are told that 75% of all households in Blacksburg own a computer.
Last updated 95/02/12
Copyright Roanoke Times and World-News, 1995