Half of US households own an Apple product

About 55 million homes in all that own something bearing the Apple logo on it.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

According to CNBC's All-American Economic Survey, 51 percent of US households now own at least one Apple product.

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51 percent works out at about 55 million homes in all that own something bearing the Apple logo on it. But it doesn't stop after buying one Apple product. The average household has 1.6 Apple products, but of households that own an Apple product, the average number of products owned goes up to 3, making an estimated 165 million Apple devices in use in American homes today.

There's some interesting stuff to be found when digging through the data:

  • 63 percent of 18-to-34 35-to-49 age groups own an Apple product
  • 50 percent of the 50-to-64 age group own Apple products, while in the 65 and older, this number drops to 26 percent
  • 28 percent of those earning less than $30,000 a year own at least one Apple product, compared to 77 percent of those earning more than $75,000
  • Kids are driving Apple sales, with 61 percent of households with children owning Apple products, compared to 48 percent of homes that don't have children

What we don't know is a breakdown of what these Apple products are. I would hazard a guess that there are a lot of iPod-owning households, give that Apple consistently sells millions of them every quarter. But with over 37 million iPhones and 15 million iPads sold last quarter alone, these post-PC devices must have a place in quite a number of holds in the US.

It's not hard to see how Apple has $100 billion cash in the bank.

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