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Historical Census of Housing Tables

Homeownership by Race and Hispanic Origin

Census 2000 allowed respondents to choose more than one race.  With the exception of the Two or more races group, all race groups refer to people who indicated only one racial identity among the six major categories: White, Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and Some other race.

In Census 2000, homeownership among White householders was 71 percent, higher than the national rate of 66 percent.  In contrast, householders who were Black (46 percent) and those who were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (45 percent) had homeownership rates less than the national rate (see graph).  Hispanic householders (of any race) also had a 46 percent homeownership rate, compared with 72 percent for non-Hispanic White.  Those householders with rates higher than 50 percent but less than the national rate were American Indians and Alaska Natives (56 percent) and Asians (53 percent).  Homeownership rates among other race groups were: Some other race (41 percent) and Two or more races (46 percent).

Among the states, South Carolina and Mississippi recorded the highest Black homeownership rate in 2000, both at 61 percent.  Most of the states in the South show Black homeownership rates above 50 percent.  The highest homeownership rate among American Indian and Alaska Native households was recorded in Alabama (71 percent), followed closely by North Carolina (70 percent).  New Mexico had the highest homeownership rate among Hispanics (69 percent).  And, Delaware, Michigan, and Mississippi recorded the highest rate among non-Hispanic Whites (all at 79 percent).

Note 1:  Because Hispanics may be of any race, data for Hispanics overlap with data for racial groups.

Note 2:  The race classifications used in 2000 are not directly comparable to previous classifications; therefore no previous data are presented.


HOMEOWNERSHIP RATES BY RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN:  2000
  Total White alone Black alone AIAN alone Asian alone NHPI alone Some other race alone Two or more races Hispanic White alone, not Hispanic
United States 66.2 71.3 46.3 55.5 53.4 45.0 40.5 46.3 45.7 72.4
Alabama 72.5 77.8 57.6 70.5 48.4 44.8 32.2 61.9 43.9 78.0
Alaska 62.5 65.7 33.7 59.5 50.1 34.3 42.0 51.1 42.6 66.0
Arizona 68.0 71.3 44.0 60.4 58.3 48.9 52.5 52.1 55.0 72.8
Arkansas 69.4 73.4 50.1 58.3 50.7 36.1 37.3 57.6 39.6 73.7
California 56.9 62.6 38.8 46.1 55.4 44.4 40.5 43.5 43.7 64.9
Colorado 67.3 70.1 44.7 50.1 57.0 48.8 49.4 50.9 53.0 71.2
Connecticut 66.8 72.5 36.5 44.2 48.1 43.5 22.0 38.6 28.1 73.9
Delaware 72.3 78.6 50.4 64.3 52.4 44.2 39.0 50.6 43.0 79.2
District of Columbia 40.8 47.2 38.8 33.0 24.5 18.9 20.0 29.6 24.2 48.5
Florida 70.1 74.1 50.2 60.3 60.6 49.3 46.4 52.0 55.8 76.4
Georgia 67.5 75.3 50.8 56.6 55.4 46.1 32.5 49.3 37.4 76.1
Hawaii 56.5 48.8 15.7 32.8 69.0 46.7 26.0 49.7 36.6 49.3
Idaho 72.4 73.6 42.9 59.9 63.2 53.4 51.1 57.9 52.1 74.0
Illinois 67.3 73.5 42.2 50.6 54.6 44.5 46.9 47.2 48.6 74.7
Indiana 71.4 74.6 45.2 56.5 46.0 48.8 43.8 51.8 48.6 74.9
Iowa 72.3 73.7 37.1 46.3 45.8 37.0 43.6 47.7 46.9 73.9
Kansas 69.2 72.0 43.9 54.0 50.8 45.3 49.1 52.3 50.9 72.4
Kentucky 70.8 73.6 41.4 52.6 42.8 37.3 24.3 51.2 36.4 73.8
Louisiana 67.9 75.4 51.8 68.6 53.4 46.3 41.9 55.2 51.4 75.7
Maine 71.6 72.1 32.6 52.5 46.9 50.5 37.8 51.8 46.2 72.2
Maryland 67.7 75.4 51.3 58.3 60.5 51.3 43.6 50.9 48.0 75.8
Massachusetts 61.7 65.9 31.6 37.7 41.6 36.6 20.9 33.8 21.8 66.8
Michigan 73.8 78.4 50.7 60.5 50.4 52.4 49.9 56.6 54.9 78.7
Minnesota 74.6 77.2 31.5 50.1 53.3 46.8 38.1 46.0 42.9 77.5
Mississippi 72.3 78.5 60.7 66.8 51.2 56.9 29.2 59.0 45.4 78.7
Missouri 70.3 73.7 47.2 57.7 47.7 44.7 41.9 53.4 48.9 73.9
Montana 69.1 70.5 33.0 49.6 47.8 48.9 44.6 54.3 47.5 70.7
Nebraska 67.4 69.7 39.2 36.9 44.3 37.6 43.9 42.4 46.2 70.0
Nevada 60.9 64.3 39.8 54.6 58.9 42.6 44.0 48.5 46.0 65.9
New Hampshire 69.7 70.6 35.9 47.6 44.2 52.1 27.5 48.4 36.4 70.8
New Jersey 65.6 73.1 40.3 45.6 54.7 40.6 28.3 38.9 33.2 75.7
New Mexico 70.0 71.9 45.8 68.9 54.5 55.2 66.6 61.6 69.3 71.9
New York 53.0 62.3 29.1 35.4 39.8 29.6 15.9 28.5 19.6 65.0
North Carolina 69.4 75.1 52.5 70.4 52.5 41.0 28.2 46.8 31.3 75.7
North Dakota 66.6 68.1 17.8 44.9 36.2 37.0 31.9 44.6 38.7 68.2
Ohio 69.1 73.2 42.6 51.8 47.5 44.8 42.2 47.9 47.5 73.4
Oklahoma 68.4 71.9 44.0 64.2 48.2 43.8 43.9 63.1 45.7 72.3
Oregon 64.3 66.4 37.4 48.3 55.6 34.3 35.0 47.3 37.0 66.9
Pennsylvania 71.3 74.6 49.5 52.2 49.1 51.8 40.4 48.7 43.5 74.8
Rhode Island 60.0 64.1 28.2 31.1 41.1 30.9 23.1 33.6 21.3 65.1
South Carolina 72.2 77.2 60.9 62.7 54.4 45.7 31.5 55.0 39.4 77.5
South Dakota 68.2 70.5 28.1 38.8 38.9 33.3 31.6 50.0 40.1 70.6
Tennessee 69.9 74.1 50.5 55.9 50.5 42.3 27.1 52.4 35.8 74.4
Texas 63.8 68.7 46.4 56.5 53.1 46.5 50.7 52.3 56.1 70.8
Utah 71.5 73.3 39.6 53.3 60.4 55.8 49.7 50.2 50.7 74.0
Vermont 70.6 71.1 33.1 50.1 44.1 40.5 42.6 53.8 50.9 71.2
Virginia 68.1 73.5 51.1 58.0 57.0 49.1 37.2 47.7 44.3 74.0
Washington 64.6 67.4 37.4 50.8 56.9 41.1 40.2 46.7 41.6 67.9
West Virginia 75.2 76.3 49.8 60.8 49.1 54.0 44.1 59.7 60.3 76.3
Wisconsin 68.4 71.4 32.5 47.5 42.7 45.8 33.1 42.7 37.5 71.7
Wyoming 70.0 71.0 41.4 54.5 53.9 47.9 54.0 58.3 58.6 71.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011