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Wireline

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 89.8%
94.8%
Download > 3Mbps 91.0%
95.4%
Download > 6Mbps 90.0%
94.2%
Download > 10Mbps 87.5%
92.9%
Download > 25Mbps 76.6%
85.3%
Download > 50Mbps 69.5%
83.2%
Download > 100Mbps 67.7%
64.8%
Download > 1Gbps 8.1%
7.9%
Source 

Wireless

Speed Percent Population   Nationwide
Dn>3Mbps Up>768kbps 99.8%
99.3%
Download > 3Mbps 99.8%
99.3%
Download > 6Mbps 98.3%
98.5%
Download > 10Mbps 98.3%
98.2%
Download > 25Mbps 0.0%
14.0%
Download > 50Mbps 0.0%
6.6%
Download > 100Mbps 0.0%
4.3%
Download > 1Gbps 0.0%
0.1%
Source 
Technology Percent Population   Nationwide
DSL 82.9%
90.0%
Fiber 12.4%
25.4%
Cable 80.6%
88.8%
Wireless 99.9%
99.4%
Other 0.0%
0.0%
Source 

Number of Internet Providers

# Percent Population   Nationwide
0 5.2%
3.0%
1 18.6%
8.8%
2 43.4%
32.4%
3 26.5%
36.9%
4 5.7%
13.7%
5 0.6%
3.6%
6 0.0%
1.3%
7 0.0%
0.4%
8+ 0.0%
0.1%
Source 

Broadband Speed Test (Mbps)

Location Cumulative Tests
    25* percentile  median speed (Mbps) median speed (Mbps)    75* percentile
Home 8,251
2.3 Median Speed: 5.7  Mbps Median Speed: 5.7 Mbps 12.9
Schools, Libraries, Community Centers 114
4.3 Median Speed: 12.5 Mbps Median Speed: 12.5 Mbps 30.5
Medium/Large Business 277
2.1 Median Speed: 6.5 Mbps Median Speed: 6.5 Mbps 12.8
Small Business 362
1.4 Median Speed: 3.1 Mbps Median Speed: 3.1 Mbps 7.5
Mobile 33,075
0.7 Median Speed: 2.0 Mbps Median Speed: 2.0 Mbps 5.9
Other 65
1.4 Median Speed: 6.4 Mbps Median Speed: 6.4 Mbps 18.2
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0 30.5

Community Anchor Institutions

Institution Total Number of Records Subscribe to Broadband  
Yes No Not
Provided
Speeds
Reported
Schools K through 12 1,626 533 0 1,093 533
University, College, other post-secondary 152 88 0 64 87
Libraries 335 259 39 37 76
Medical / Healthcare 144 97 0 47 97
Public Safety 2,282 58 10 2,214 57
Community Centers - Government support 93 2 1 90 2
Community Centers - Non-Government support 76 1 0 75 1
Source 
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Demographics
Total area (sq miles) 50,373
Population 4,910,717
Housing Units 2,271,266
Age Area (%)   Nationwide
under 5 5.51%
5.73%
5 - 19 20.91%
20.76%
20 - 34 19.96%
19.57%
35 - 59 32.82%
32.66%
60+ 20.80%
21.28%
Race Area (%)   Nationwide
White 69.76%
69.32%
Black 25.49%
11.19%
Hispanic 3.81%
14.91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.77%
4.08%
Native American 0.18%
0.48%
Income Area (%)   Nationwide
Median income $47,562 $58,811
Poverty rate 18.88%
15.81%
Below $25k 30.76%
24.04%
$25k-$50k 26.29%
24.58%
$50k-$100k 28.41%
30.66%
$100k-$200k 12.20%
16.50%
$200k or more 2.35%
4.21%
Education Area (%)   Nationwide
High School
graduate
76.58%
79.93%
Bachelor's
degree or higher
20.68%
24.84%
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