On average, according to census data, 72.2% of American households have internet access. Falling above that benchmark are the top five states: New Hampshire comes in first with 85% of its households connected, followed by Washington, Utah, Colorado and Massachusetts, which boasts an average of 83%.
On the lower end of the spectrum, Mississippi is the least connected state with just 62% of households synced up to the web, followed by Arkansas, New Mexico, Alabama and Louisiana. However, the study doesn’t embellish on sample size -- a large caveat that’s worth exploring. For example, Mississippi is the least connected state with 1,104,371 households online. But the most connected state, New Hampshire, maintains markedly less at 517,615. This is because Mississippi has a much larger population -- hence, the lower percentage reflected in the chart.