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California's most, least wired cities

Computers are quickly becoming as prevalent as microwaves and televisions in California homes.

Almost nine out of ten California households -- the poor, the rich; the old, the young -- owned some type of computer last year, new census figures show. About 80 percent of households owned a desktop or laptop; about 70 percent owned a smart phone or other handheld computer.

Even so, some parts of the state are significantly more wired than others. In the San Jose metro area, about 94 percent of households own a computer. In Visalia, only 76 percent of households own a computer.

This map shows the percentage of households that own a computer in each of the state's largest urban areas.

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