Verizon Specials

How much time are Ohio residents spending in front of their computer or laptop? According to the latest Verizon Specials report, the amount of time you spend on the computer could be heavily influenced by where you live.

For example, Alaskan’s surf the web for about 3 hours per day while folks in Delaware spend almost 4X less (a mere 43 minutes). These numbers don’t include work either, this is in addition to any work-related computer time.

Ohio ranks #27 in the nation for TV consumption.
(1 = most time spent on the computer, 47 = least)

The average Ohio resident spends 1 hour and 25 minutes on their computer a day. (In addition to any work-related computer surfing)

The report reviewed data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) to determine the average hours of leisure time spent on computers for 48 states. The data covered the years 2013 to 2017.

Access the full report here: https://www.verizonspecials.com/resources/computer-usage-by-state/

Data highlights:

  • Americans spent an average of 90 minutes of leisure time on the computer every day. If they worked at the national minimum wage for the same amount of time, they would have earned $3,969.38 a year.
  • Delaware residents spent the least amount of time on their computers, with an average of 43 minutes a day. That equates to 261 hours or just under 11 days, almost long enough to watch all of Game of Thrones four times.
  • Folks in Alaska, Arkansas, and Mississippi spent the most time on their computers for leisure. The top 10 fastest marathon times ever recorded are shorter than the time residents of these three states spent on their computers daily.

U.S. internet use data