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Here is some information that you may find useful, as you consider designing, upgrading, or marketing your website, or registering your domain name(s). Information in the following categories is listed:

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INTERNET POPULATION STATISTICS

WORLDWIDE
worldwide Internet population
1998
148 million
2000
408 million
(= 170% increase over 1998 level)
2002
500 million
(= 10% of world's population
=
23% increase over 2000 level)
2009

Source: CyberAtlas, Mar 2002
and Internet World Stats, 2009


more: online Internet population statistics by country

UNITED STATES
US Internet population
2002

149 million
(= 54% of entire US population
= 33% of worldwide Internet population)


Source: CyberAtlas, Mar 2002


Breakdown of US Internet population by age
18 to 29
28%
30 to 39
23%
40 to 49
23%
50 to 64
24%
65+
5%


Source: CyberAtlas, April 2002

Breakdown of US Internet population
by gender
men
49%
women
51%


Source: CyberAtlas, April 2002

Breakdown of US Internet population
by education
high school or less
37%
some college
31%
college, grad, or post-grad
32%


Source: CyberAtlas, April 2002

Breakdown of US Internet population
by household income
$25,000 or less
18%
$25,000 to $50,000
25%
$50,000+
46%

Source: CyberAtlas, April 2002

U.S. households joining
the Internet every hour
1999
760


Why people are online
Gathering news/information
87.8%
E-mail
83.2%
Research
80.5%
Surfing
75.3%
Play games
33.7%
Chat
30.8%
Post to bulletin boards
30.0%
Shop
17.8%


Source: Forrester Research, Mar 1999




 
 

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