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CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Homeownership by Gender

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Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of single male-headed households to single female-headed households, 2011.

Calculated by dividing the higher value by the lower value, i.e., single female-headed households divided by single male-headed households for 28 states and single male-headed households divided by single female-headed households in the remaining 23 states.

A ratio of 1 indicates perfect equality; the higher the ratio, the greater the inequality. For example, the homeownership rate of single female-headed households in Utah is 1.1 times higher than for single male-headed households.

States are not ranked on this measure because there is too little variation in the data for the states to provide meaningful rankings. For more information on our ranking methodology, see here.

Description

This measure describes the disparity in homeownership rates between single male- and single female-headed households. The Scorecard compares single households in gender comparisons rather than all male- and female-headed households to disentangle issues of gender from marital status. Nationally, the gap in homeownership between single men and women is relatively small, with homeownership rates only one percent higher for women then men. Single women have slightly higher rates of homeownership in 28 states.

The Scorecard compares single households in gender comparisons rather than all male- and female-headed households to disentangle issues of gender from marital status.

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Homeownership by Gender

StateHomeownership Rate,
Single Male-Headed
Households (%)
Homeownership Rate,
Single Female-Headed
Households (%)
Ratio
United States  50.4%  51.1%  1.01 
Alabama  58.4%  56.0%  1.04 
Alaska  55.8%  49.4%  1.13 
Arizona  50.8%  53.0%  1.04 
Arkansas  53.3%  53.0%  1.01 
California  41.0%  44.7%  1.09 
Colorado  49.9%  52.2%  1.04 
Connecticut  51.4%  50.3%  1.02 
Delaware  65.8%  59.9%  1.10 
District of Columbia  31.9%  35.1%  1.10 
Florida  54.4%  57.3%  1.05 
Georgia  51.0%  51.6%  1.01 
Hawaii  46.6%  48.4%  1.04 
Idaho  52.4%  55.4%  1.06 
Illinois  52.5%  52.9%  1.01 
Indiana  55.9%  53.5%  1.05 
Iowa  56.5%  57.0%  1.01 
Kansas  50.1%  54.0%  1.08 
Kentucky  56.9%  54.1%  1.05 
Louisiana  54.5%  53.2%  1.02 
Maine  54.9%  53.3%  1.03 
Maryland  55.2%  54.3%  1.02 
Massachusetts  47.6%  46.3%  1.03 
Michigan  60.1%  57.0%  1.05 
Minnesota  58.0%  56.4%  1.03 
Mississippi  58.5%  57.6%  1.02 
Missouri  52.4%  52.6%  1.00 
Montana  52.4%  55.6%  1.06 
Nebraska  51.8%  51.4%  1.01 
Nevada  43.2%  46.9%  1.09 
New Hampshire  54.7%  55.3%  1.01 
New Jersey  47.1%  50.9%  1.08 
New Mexico  56.5%  57.8%  1.02 
New York  39.4%  39.5%  1.00 
North Carolina  53.1%  52.3%  1.02 
North Dakota  54.4%  48.9%  1.11 
Ohio  51.9%  51.3%  1.01 
Oklahoma  53.6%  54.9%  1.02 
Oregon  44.5%  48.5%  1.09 
Pennsylvania  55.2%  53.8%  1.03 
Rhode Island  43.1%  44.9%  1.04 
South Carolina  56.1%  55.9%  1.00 
South Dakota  55.4%  50.6%  1.10 
Tennessee  53.5%  53.5%  1.00 
Texas  47.0%  49.4%  1.05 
Utah  52.2%  57.3%  1.10 
Vermont  64.1%  60.6%  1.06 
Virginia  54.2%  54.6%  1.01 
Washington  46.2%  49.4%  1.07 
West Virginia  57.4%  60.9%  1.06 
Wisconsin  52.6%  49.1%  1.07 
Wyoming  55.1%  58.4%  1.06 

Source

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

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