Report: Nearly Half of US Population Owns Tablet Computers
The number of owners of tablet computers has grown vastly. Long gone are the days when tablets were considered useless in-betweens of smartphones and computers, and it seems at least half of the people in a single household own one. Well, actually that’s how it pretty much is in USA.
According to a wide research conducted by Pew Research Center, roughly half of the US population owns a tablet computer for use.
A very noteworthy point in the research is the substantial growth of tablet usage. Since 2010, the number of tablet computer owners has increased an alarming 11 folds. In 2010, only 4% of the population cared to own a tablet computer.
However, the growth seems to have stagnated since last year, with only a 3% increase. Regardless, the trend meets the production demand of mobile tablets, tablet computers, and also hybrid laptops (though these were not taken into account during the survey).
The research also shows other interesting facts. Out of the female population of the US, 47% are likely to own a tablet, whereas for the male population the percentage is slightly less at 43%.
Households earning above $75,000 per year are the likeliest to have owners of tablet computers; while in the education sector, college students are the likeliest to own tablets.