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Housing & Homeownership
Homeownership by Family Structure
Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of two-parent households to one-parent households, 2014.

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. For example, the homeownership rate of two-parent households in Massachusetts is 2.3 times that of single-parent households.

1.9 times as many 2-parent households in United States are homeowners compared to 1-parent households

Homeownership by Family Structure, 2014

StateHomeownership Rate,
2-Parent Households (%)
Homeownership Rate,
1-Parent Households (%)
RatioRank
United States 72.7% 37.8% 1.92
Alabama 75.7% 37.9% 2.00 40
Alaska 65.9% 52.2% 1.26 1
Arizona 65.3% 34.3% 1.90 29
Arkansas 74.2% 42.1% 1.76 17
California 59.1% 29.9% 1.98 38
Colorado 73.2% 43.5% 1.68 9
Connecticut 78.7% 36.9% 2.13 44
Delaware 77.6% 49.2% 1.58 6
District of Columbia 65.5% 21.7% 3.01 51
Florida 66.0% 37.7% 1.75 14
Georgia 72.5% 36.0% 2.02 41
Hawaii 54.3% 41.8% 1.30 2
Idaho 74.9% 42.5% 1.76 16
Illinois 78.1% 39.7% 1.96 37
Indiana 81.7% 42.8% 1.91 30
Iowa 84.4% 48.1% 1.76 15
Kansas 76.6% 44.2% 1.73 13
Kentucky 74.0% 39.2% 1.89 26
Louisiana 76.1% 39.3% 1.94 33
Maine 82.3% 44.4% 1.85 23
Maryland 75.6% 40.0% 1.89 27
Massachusetts 78.8% 34.3% 2.30 49
Michigan 82.1% 44.6% 1.84 21
Minnesota 85.3% 47.6% 1.79 18
Mississippi 75.8% 43.7% 1.73 12
Missouri 79.2% 39.7% 1.99 39
Montana 72.1% 46.4% 1.55 5
Nebraska 77.9% 46.1% 1.69 10
Nevada 59.8% 29.4% 2.03 42
New Hampshire 82.1% 43.5% 1.89 28
New Jersey 74.9% 34.8% 2.16 45
New Mexico 70.4% 48.4% 1.45 3
New York 66.8% 29.7% 2.25 48
North Carolina 73.8% 38.2% 1.93 32
North Dakota 75.4% 43.9% 1.72 11
Ohio 79.7% 36.5% 2.19 46
Oklahoma 73.4% 39.8% 1.85 22
Oregon 68.1% 33.2% 2.06 43
Pennsylvania 82.3% 43.1% 1.91 31
Rhode Island 77.7% 29.9% 2.60 50
South Carolina 76.7% 42.3% 1.81 20
South Dakota 80.5% 41.2% 1.95 36
Tennessee 75.1% 38.6% 1.95 35
Texas 71.3% 39.5% 1.81 19
Utah 77.3% 46.2% 1.67 8
Vermont 80.7% 43.4% 1.86 24
Virginia 74.8% 38.5% 1.94 34
Washington 70.1% 37.5% 1.87 25
West Virginia 78.8% 49.0% 1.61 7
Wisconsin 82.3% 37.2% 2.21 47
Wyoming 72.6% 49.2% 1.48 4

Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of two-parent households to one-parent households, 2014.

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. 

Source

2014 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2015. Data calculated by CFED using Public Use Microdata Sample files.

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