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Middle-Class U.S. Households Without Internet Subscription

MONDAY, AUG 03, 2020

While schools are shifting to online learning in the wake of a global pandemic, middle-class Americans whose household incomes range from $50,000 to $75,000 annually must be happy to have internet connections. Except, of course, those who don’t. A Social Explorer analysis of 2014-18 American Community Survey data finds more than 2.9 million middle-class U.S. households don’t have internet service, a major handicap for parents with school-aged children.

The lowest percentages of middle-class households without internet service are located primarily in the Deep South and in counties with large percentages of Native Americans. Among counties with more than 1,000 households, Wheeler County, Georgia, is the most underserved for middle-class people, with 65.5 percent of households reporting no internet service, followed by Quitman County, Ga. (56.4 percent) and Telfair County, Ga. (53.1 percent).

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Author: Frank Bass

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