Growth and use of smartphones and devices in MN from 2000 to today

The Minneapolis Star Tribune takes data released this month from the American Community Survey and turns it into some really nice graphics and charts. They showcase the growth of digital devices from 2000 to today.

The evolution of technological adoption is an interesting look at who has what. You can see the steady increase of internet access as opposed to the steep incline of the tablet. It’s interesting to speculate the impact on social media and phone and internet and devices. As more options become available it seems as if all growth increases. (Laptops and workstations aren’t in the chart.)

And you can see the Minnesotans seem to be a little ahead of the national numbers – or as we like to say, well above average!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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