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Homeownership by Family Structure

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Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of one-parent households to two-parent households, 2011.

Calculated by dividing the higher value by the lower value, i.e., two-parent households divided by one-parent households.

A ratio of 1 indicates perfect equality; the higher the ratio, the greater the inequality. For example, the homeownership rate of two-parent households in Rhode Island is 2.4 times higher than for single-parent households.

Description

Homeownership is the primary means of building wealth for most Americans, and research has found that children of homeowners have better outcomes than children of renters, including better grades in school and fewer behavioral problems. This measure describes the disparity in homeownership rates between two-parent and single-parent households. Nationally, 75% of two-parent households are homeowners while only 39% of single-parent households are homeowners, meaning two-parent households are almost two times more likely to be homeowners than one-parent households.

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Homeownership by Family Structure

StateHomeownership Rate,
2-Parent Households (%)
Homeownership Rate,
1-Parent Households (%)
RatioRank
United States  75.0%  39.2%  1.91   
Alabama  79.5%  42.7%  1.86  28 
Alaska  69.8%  49.5%  1.41 
Arizona  67.4%  39.6%  1.70  12 
Arkansas  75.4%  38.6%  1.95  37 
California  60.9%  31.3%  1.94  35 
Colorado  75.3%  41.2%  1.83  24 
Connecticut  82.2%  38.1%  2.16  46 
Delaware  80.1%  48.8%  1.64 
District of Columbia  73.2%  22.5%  3.26  51 
Florida  71.8%  40.5%  1.77  16 
Georgia  74.8%  40.1%  1.87  29 
Hawaii  57.7%  40.4%  1.43 
Idaho  73.6%  43.3%  1.70  10 
Illinois  81.4%  40.3%  2.02  42 
Indiana  83.0%  43.0%  1.93  33 
Iowa  85.8%  46.2%  1.86  27 
Kansas  79.7%  44.4%  1.80  21 
Kentucky  79.2%  42.0%  1.89  30 
Louisiana  79.2%  41.8%  1.90  32 
Maine  85.2%  47.9%  1.78  18 
Maryland  78.8%  43.3%  1.82  23 
Massachusetts  80.1%  34.7%  2.31  49 
Michigan  83.8%  45.6%  1.84  25 
Minnesota  86.6%  48.3%  1.79  20 
Mississippi  79.9%  44.6%  1.79  19 
Missouri  81.9%  39.1%  2.10  44 
Montana  76.7%  45.1%  1.70  11 
Nebraska  80.2%  41.5%  1.93  34 
Nevada  58.6%  33.2%  1.77  14 
New Hampshire  82.9%  49.5%  1.68 
New Jersey  77.6%  36.3%  2.14  45 
New Mexico  74.8%  48.2%  1.55 
New York  68.5%  29.8%  2.30  48 
North Carolina  77.2%  38.7%  1.99  41 
North Dakota  79.9%  52.8%  1.51 
Ohio  80.0%  38.8%  2.06  43 
Oklahoma  74.6%  41.4%  1.80  22 
Oregon  68.2%  34.3%  1.99  40 
Pennsylvania  84.1%  45.4%  1.85  26 
Rhode Island  78.5%  32.8%  2.39  50 
South Carolina  78.3%  39.9%  1.96  38 
South Dakota  80.9%  46.7%  1.73  13 
Tennessee  77.7%  39.4%  1.97  39 
Texas  73.2%  41.4%  1.77  15 
Utah  78.0%  46.8%  1.67 
Vermont  82.3%  54.5%  1.51 
Virginia  77.3%  41.0%  1.89  31 
Washington  72.4%  37.2%  1.95  36 
West Virginia  82.7%  46.6%  1.77  17 
Wisconsin  84.6%  37.3%  2.27  47 
Wyoming  78.9%  47.2%  1.67 

Source

2011 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2012.

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