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CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Homeownership by Gender

Definition

Ratio of the homeownership rate of single male-headed households to single female-headed households, 2010.

Calculated by dividing the higher value by the lower value, i.e., single female-headed households divided by single male-headed households for 32 states and single male-headed households divided by single female-headed households in the remaining 19 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 West Virginia 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 1.03 (or 3%) higher for women then men. In fact single women have slightly higher rates of homeownership in 32 states.

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Homeownership by Gender

StateHomeownership Rate,
Single Male-Headed
Households (%)
Homeownership Rate,
Single Female-Headed
Households (%)
Ratio
United States  49.5%  50.8%  1.03 
Alabama  55.5%  57.0%  1.03 
Alaska  54.1%  48.1%  1.12 
Arizona  50.3%  53.7%  1.07 
Arkansas  51.5%  52.3%  1.02 
California  40.5%  43.7%  1.08 
Colorado  48.8%  51.4%  1.05 
Connecticut  50.8%  51.2%  1.01 
Delaware  55.6%  61.1%  1.10 
District of Columbia  34.9%  34.3%  1.02 
Florida  54.5%  57.7%  1.06 
Georgia  50.9%  52.3%  1.03 
Hawaii  43.8%  48.7%  1.11 
Idaho  53.3%  55.8%  1.05 
Illinois  51.5%  52.2%  1.01 
Indiana  55.5%  54.0%  1.03 
Iowa  53.8%  56.3%  1.05 
Kansas  50.9%  51.1%  1.00 
Kentucky  52.8%  54.0%  1.02 
Louisiana  54.7%  53.7%  1.02 
Maine  59.1%  53.7%  1.10 
Maryland  52.0%  51.7%  1.01 
Massachusetts  44.6%  45.1%  1.01 
Michigan  59.1%  57.2%  1.03 
Minnesota  58.1%  54.6%  1.06 
Mississippi  54.6%  58.4%  1.07 
Missouri  54.3%  53.3%  1.02 
Montana  56.7%  55.6%  1.02 
Nebraska  49.0%  49.9%  1.02 
Nevada  44.8%  45.1%  1.01 
New Hampshire  56.8%  53.9%  1.05 
New Jersey  47.7%  51.4%  1.08 
New Mexico  55.1%  57.8%  1.05 
New York  38.2%  38.9%  1.02 
North Carolina  51.6%  53.0%  1.03 
North Dakota  47.5%  46.4%  1.02 
Ohio  53.2%  51.4%  1.03 
Oklahoma  52.1%  54.0%  1.04 
Oregon  44.3%  48.0%  1.09 
Pennsylvania  54.9%  53.9%  1.02 
Rhode Island  45.9%  44.6%  1.03 
South Carolina  54.3%  55.3%  1.02 
South Dakota  53.5%  48.2%  1.11 
Tennessee  53.9%  52.8%  1.02 
Texas  45.0%  49.3%  1.10 
Utah  51.7%  53.9%  1.04 
Vermont  56.7%  55.8%  1.02 
Virginia  52.2%  53.0%  1.01 
Washington  45.8%  48.3%  1.05 
West Virginia  56.9%  62.9%  1.11 
Wisconsin  50.1%  47.8%  1.05 
Wyoming  52.8%  58.3%  1.10 

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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