We recently received this question: What was the number of U.S. households with television sets for each year from 1950 to 1955?
This data is fromÂ Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition Online, ed. Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, et al., Cambridge University Press, 2006:
Learned along the way:Â Did you know that in 1975, 30,000 U.S. households had VCRs?Â By 1981 that number had reached 3 million, and by 2000 it was nearly 86 million.Â
JHU affiliates can access Historical Statistics of the United States at http://hsus.cambridge.org/HSUSWeb.Â If you’re off campus, you’ll need to use the JHSecure VPN client.
2 thoughts on “Ask Your Librarian: TV Ownership in the Fifties”
The obvious follow-up question — how many DVD players during the 90s and the present decade?
Thank you for posting things like this.