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The number of computers in the United States has grown by more than 200 million in the past year, the Census Bureau reported Monday.
That’s a jump of more than 30 percent.
More than 7.6 million computers are used by businesses in the U.S. The number grew by 6.8 million in 2013, according to the bureau.
It is a slight uptick from 2012, when it was down by 6 million.
The Census Bureau does not break down the number of computer systems by region.
A few states have a larger share of computers, including California and the District of Columbia.
But in all, the nation’s largest population of computers belongs to California.
The nation’s capital had more computers in 2013 than any other state, according the Census.
The capital’s computers accounted for 10.4 percent of the nation.
The rest of the country has a much smaller share of computer users.
The states with the most computers, according data compiled by the Census: Washington, D.C., (11.6 percent), Illinois, (9.6) and Texas, (7.6).
The states without the most computer users were North Dakota (4.6), Vermont (4) and Nevada (3.6.
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The Census Bureau counted the number and types of computers used by more businesses in 2013.
That includes people who run business online, and people who operate a computer in a physical setting.
Those people are considered part of a network of computers.
The number of network-connected devices is growing.
A total of 7.1 million people have access to computers connected to a wireless network.
That is up from 5.4 million in 2012, the census reported.
The increase is mostly due to the expansion of broadband internet, which has doubled in size since 2012.
That data doesn’t include mobile phones and cellphones that have not yet been registered.
The numbers were updated at 4 p.m. Eastern.