Ward 5 Digital Equity Profile
Access to computers and the Internet, along with the skills to use these tools is critical as technology becomes
more and more a part of our daily lives and is integrated in our economic, educational, health, and workforce
systems. The City of Minneapolis Information Technology Department contracted with National Research
Center, Inc. to conduct a survey to gather data about residents’ access to and experiences with computers,
mobile devices and the Internet. The purpose of the survey is to inform the City’s efforts to overcome the digital
equity gap between individuals and groups in their access to and use of technology, and provide data to
measure changes in the community over time. The 2014 Minneapolis Community Technology Survey is the
survey’s third year; the survey was first conducted in 2012 and the second in 2013.
Ward 5 Digital Equity Profile:http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@bis/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-124315.pdf
The mailings were sent on December 30 2013, January 6, 2014 and January 10. Completed surveys were
collected through mid-February. About 1% to 7% of the surveys mailed in each of the 11 communities were
returned because the housing unit was vacant or the postal service was unable to deliver the survey as
addressed. Response rates in each of the 11 communities ranged from 16% to 40%, with an overall response
rate of 25%.
For more information including the full report from National Resource Center, Inc., and the full data set in Excel
format, see www.minneapolismn.gov/it/inclusion or contact the IT Department at 612-673-2026.
Last updated Sep 1, 2016