CFED Scorecard

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Housing & Homeownership
Homeownership by Gender
Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of single male-headed households to single female-headed households, 2014.

 

Description

This measure describes the disparity in homeownership rates between single male- and single female-headed households. Nationally, the gap in homeownership rates between single men and women is relatively small, with national homeownership rates slightly less than one percentage point higher for women than men. Single women have slightly higher rates of homeownership in 25 states, although the largest gender gap is in Maine, where the rate for single male-headed households is over 5 percentage points higher than for female-headed households (58.4% and 53.0%, respectively).

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

1.03 times as many single women in United States are homeowners compared to single men
No rankings for this measure

Homeownership by Gender, 2014

StateHomeownership Rate,
Single Male-Headed
Households (%)
Homeownership Rate,
Single Female-Headed
Households (%)
Ratio
United States 47.7% 49.0% 1.03
Alabama 54.4% 52.7% 1.03
Alaska 51.4% 52.4% 1.02
Arizona 45.6% 50.2% 1.10
Arkansas 52.3% 51.3% 1.02
California 39.4% 42.1% 1.07
Colorado 46.1% 50.9% 1.10
Connecticut 51.8% 49.9% 1.04
Delaware 57.7% 59.2% 1.03
District of Columbia 31.3% 33.5% 1.07
Florida 51.5% 54.3% 1.06
Georgia 46.8% 47.9% 1.02
Hawaii 44.5% 51.4% 1.16
Idaho 52.5% 55.3% 1.05
Illinois 49.0% 50.8% 1.04
Indiana 52.9% 52.9% 1.00
Iowa 55.0% 54.8% 1.00
Kansas 49.0% 50.8% 1.04
Kentucky 50.1% 51.4% 1.03
Louisiana 50.4% 51.2% 1.02
Maine 57.8% 54.2% 1.07
Maryland 52.0% 52.5% 1.01
Massachusetts 42.9% 45.4% 1.06
Michigan 56.4% 54.7% 1.03
Minnesota 57.8% 52.8% 1.09
Mississippi 54.7% 55.5% 1.01
Missouri 50.8% 51.4% 1.01
Montana 56.4% 52.1% 1.08
Nebraska 50.7% 48.9% 1.04
Nevada 42.0% 42.6% 1.01
New Hampshire 56.0% 51.1% 1.10
New Jersey 45.0% 49.5% 1.10
New Mexico 54.6% 57.4% 1.05
New York 38.2% 38.7% 1.01
North Carolina 48.6% 50.5% 1.04
North Dakota 42.3% 43.7% 1.03
Ohio 49.8% 48.7% 1.02
Oklahoma 49.9% 50.6% 1.01
Oregon 44.9% 46.0% 1.02
Pennsylvania 53.2% 52.7% 1.01
Rhode Island 45.3% 40.9% 1.11
South Carolina 54.2% 54.7% 1.01
South Dakota 53.2% 49.7% 1.07
Tennessee 51.1% 51.5% 1.01
Texas 43.0% 47.2% 1.10
Utah 51.5% 55.1% 1.07
Vermont 57.9% 55.2% 1.05
Virginia 49.6% 50.9% 1.03
Washington 44.8% 47.6% 1.06
West Virginia 57.4% 60.9% 1.06
Wisconsin 49.8% 47.5% 1.05
Wyoming 50.5% 54.1% 1.07

Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of single male-headed households to single female-headed households, 2014.

Calculated by dividing the higher value by the lower value (i.e., single female-headed households divided by single male-headed households for 35 states and single male-headed households divided by single female-headed households in 16 states).

A ratio of 1 indicates perfect equality; the higher the ratio, the greater the inequality.

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.

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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