How Many People In the United States Own Computers and Cell Phones Compared to Other Countries?

In 2000, a total of 164 million computers were in use in the United States, the largest number in the world.

Japan, Germany, Great Britain, France, and Italy, in that order, were the next-largest computer users. The world total was 579 million computers.

It is estimated that in 2010, more than 80%, or 250 million households in the United States have a personal computer.

More one of every three people in the United States owns a cellular phone. But several other countries top that rate.

More than half the people in Finland have cell phones. Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cell phones is Nokia, a Finnish company.

Other countries that surpass the United States in cell phone use include Australia, Austria, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, and Sweden.

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