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CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Homeownership by Family Structure

Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of one-parent households to two-parent households, 2009.

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 Connecticut is two times higher than for single-parent households.

Description

This measure describes the disparity in homeownership rates between two-parent and single-parent households. Research has found that children of homeowners have better outcomes than children of renters, including better grades in school and fewer behavioral problems. Nationally, 76.1% of two-parent households are homeowners while only 40.4% of one-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  76.1%  40.4%  1.88   
Alabama  79.4%  46.2%  1.72  13 
Alaska  72.3%  43.5%  1.66 
Arizona  70.1%  41.4%  1.69  11 
Arkansas  76.8%  38.9%  1.97  43 
California  62.6%  31.8%  1.97  41 
Colorado  76.8%  40.2%  1.91  37 
Connecticut  82.9%  40.1%  2.07  45 
Delaware  83.1%  47.1%  1.76  20 
District of Columbia  72.0%  23.2%  3.11  51 
Florida  73.0%  43.3%  1.69  10 
Georgia  76.1%  41.8%  1.82  25 
Hawaii  61.6%  41.4%  1.49 
Idaho  77.2%  47.7%  1.62 
Illinois  81.6%  41.9%  1.95  40 
Indiana  82.1%  44.7%  1.84  27 
Iowa  85.2%  50.7%  1.68 
Kansas  79.7%  45.6%  1.75  18 
Kentucky  78.6%  41.7%  1.89  32 
Louisiana  79.5%  44.9%  1.77  21 
Maine  87.3%  48.5%  1.80  23 
Maryland  80.5%  41.9%  1.92  38 
Massachusetts  81.9%  35.9%  2.28  48 
Michigan  84.7%  48.2%  1.76  19 
Minnesota  86.7%  50.5%  1.72  15 
Mississippi  77.6%  48.9%  1.59 
Missouri  81.1%  43.0%  1.89  33 
Montana  76.3%  49.3%  1.55 
Nebraska  80.5%  45.3%  1.78  22 
Nevada  62.7%  32.9%  1.90  36 
New Hampshire  82.4%  43.5%  1.89  34 
New Jersey  79.9%  39.0%  2.05  44 
New Mexico  73.5%  51.7%  1.42 
New York  69.7%  29.7%  2.34  50 
North Carolina  77.6%  40.1%  1.93  39 
North Dakota  83.1%  48.4%  1.72  16 
Ohio  81.5%  39.3%  2.08  46 
Oklahoma  77.1%  40.7%  1.89  35 
Oregon  71.0%  36.1%  1.97  42 
Pennsylvania  85.2%  46.1%  1.85  28 
Rhode Island  79.2%  37.2%  2.13  47 
South Carolina  78.0%  42.0%  1.86  30 
South Dakota  83.4%  48.0%  1.74  17 
Tennessee  78.0%  41.6%  1.88  31 
Texas  74.6%  41.4%  1.80  24 
Utah  77.7%  45.8%  1.70  12 
Vermont  85.6%  57.5%  1.49 
Virginia  77.5%  42.2%  1.83  26 
Washington  73.7%  39.8%  1.85  29 
West Virginia  83.9%  48.9%  1.72  14 
Wisconsin  85.7%  37.3%  2.30  49 
Wyoming  73.4%  47.9%  1.53 

Source

2010 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2010. Data calculated by theĀ Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

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