Tablet ownership in U.S. surges

Summary:Pew Research found that tablet ownership among Americans has now hit the 35 percent mark, up 10 percent from a year ago.

Thirty five percent of Americans own a tablet and 24 percent own and e-reader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet Research.

Pew documented a big jump in tablet ownership. In November 2012, 25 percent of Americans owned a tablet. The findings illustrate the democratization of tablet computing and the impact on lower-cost models beyond the larger version of the iPad.

This chart sums up the tablet and e-reader ownership breakdown for Americans 16 years old and up. It's also worth noting that previous Pew studies on tablet ownership in the U.S. started at age 18 and up.

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As for the demographics, Pew's research indicates that tablets are common among higher income Americans, but still haven't penetrated lower income demographics.

tablet owner breakdown

 

Topics: Mobility, Tablets

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