If you’re an 18-29 year old black or hispanic woman with some high school education, and living in a household that makes under $30 thousand a year, you’re most likely a texting machine. (Select image to embiggen.)
The Pew Internet and American Life Project study on Americans and Text Messages finds young adults in general have mighty thumbs:
- 18-24 year olds send or receive an average of 109.5 text messages per day—that works out to more than 3,200 messages per month. The median 18-24 year old texter sends or receives 50 texts per day (or around 1,500 messages per month).
- One quarter of 18-24 year old text messaging users (23%) report sending or receiving more than 100 texts per day.
- Just over one in ten (12%) say that they send or receive more than 200 messages on an average day—that equals 6,000 or more messages per month.
Image: Pew Internet and American Life Study via Flowing Data.