Internet Usage Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Internet Usage statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

 

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How many people use the internet:

3.47 billion people

Last updated 12/7/17


Number of people who used the internet in 2000:

400 million people


Percentage of world population that has access to the internet:

46.8%

Last updated 12/7/17


Percentage of households that have internet access at home:

46%

Last updated 12/31/15


Number of people who do not have access to the internet:

4.2 billion people

Last updated 5/26/15


Percentage of people in developed countries that have internet access:

82.2%

Last updated 5/26/15


Percentage of people in developing countries that have internet access:

35.3%

Last updated 5/26/15


Continent with highest internet penetration rate:

North America w/86.9%

Last updated 12/31/14


Continent with lowest internet penetration rate:

Africa w/27.2%

Last updated 12/31/14


Nation with the lowest percentage of its population with internet access:

Myanmar (99.5% don’t have access)

Last updated 10/2/14


Number of internet users in China:

751 million

Last updated July 2017


Percentage of the internet that is hidden or dark:

95-96%

Last updated 8/15/16


Number of internet users in the UK:

54.8 million

Last updated 9/13/17


Number of internet users in Southeast Asia:

330 million

Last updated 12/12/17


Percentage of U.S. adults that use the internet:

87%

Last updated 9/19/14


Percentage of US residents that don’t have access to high-speed broadband internet:

10%

Last updated 1/8/16


Continent with the most internet users:

Asia w/1.4 billion users

Last updated 12/31/14


Number of internet users in India:

462 million

Last updated 1/26/17


Predicted number of internet users in India by 2017:

500 million

Last updated 7/21/15


Number of people in India that are not connected to the internet:

1 billion

Last updated 1/15/16


Number of people who don’t have internet access and are illiterate:

900 million

Last updated 10/2/14


Growth in world internet usage from 2000-2015:

753%

Last updated 12/31/14


Number of live websites on the internet:

224 million

Last updated 10/1/16


Number of registered domains on the internet:

329.3 million

Last updated 2/28/17


Number of people who have been brought online via Internet.org to date:

9 million+

Last updated 5/13/15


Percentage of U.S. internet traffic that is related to video streaming:

more than 60%

Last updated 1/13/16


Percentage of US adults that don’t use the internet:

15%

Last updated 7/28/15


Percentage of US adults (65+) that don’t use the internet:

39%

Last updated 7/28/15


Percentage of global internet content that is in English:

54.9%

Last updated 1/6/16


Percentage of global internet content that is in Russian:

6.1%

Last updated 1/6/16


Percentage of global internet content that is in Chinese:

4.4%

Last updated 1/6/16


Percentage of North American internet traffic that is encrypted:

30%

Last updated 4/30/16


Percentage of global internet traffic in 2014 that was due to video content:

64%


Projected percentage of global internet traffic in 2019 that will be due to video content:

80%

Last updated 6/11/15


Get the full internet statistics report here

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Internet Usage stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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