California Ranks High In Computer Use Census

California ranks high in both computer ownership and Internet Access, according to results released from the U.S. Census--based on 2003 data. The government report, a supplement to the October 2003 Current Population Survey, provides government information on households who have and have not adopted use of computers and the Internet. The report, released this month, showed that Internet use increased from 56 percent access in 2001 to 62 percent in 2003. The report also ranked computer penetration and Internet use for different states, showing that Utah, Alaska, New Hampshire, Washington, and Colorado led the nation in computer ownership. California ranked 13th, after Nebraska and just before Maryland in computer ownership, with over 65 percent of household with access to a computer. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana were among the lowest ranked states in the census.