Homeowners and Renters

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Access data in several forms, including information on every one of the nation's 331 metro areas.

Our reports on trends revealed by Census 2000 may be downloaded for reproduction.

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Homeownership - it's part of the American Dream. But according to Census 2000 data, not all Americans have an equal shot at that dream. In fact, minorities continue to lag behind non-Hispanic whites. While over 72% of non-Hispanic whites own homes, rates are far lower for non-Hispanic blacks (46.3%), Hispanics (45.7%) and Asians (53.2%).

Homeownership rates among these groups also vary considerably by metropolitan area.

How does your metropolitan area compare with the national average?

Use the tables on these web pages, which include data for 1990 and 2000, to analyze homeownership rates, and how rates have changed over the last decade for any of the nation's 331 metropolitan areas.

The tables will help you answer the following questions:

  • Does homeownership differ among racial and ethnic groups?
  • Are homeowners more likely to live in racially integrated neighborhoods?
  • Do differences in homeownership explain segregation among racial and ethnic groups?

The data for individual metropolitan areas divide non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics and Asians into subgroups of owners and renters. There are also links that allow you to access central city or suburban data.

If there is more than one central city in a metropolitan area, you will see aggregate data for all central cities.

A description of the census data files used for the analysis on these pages can be found here.

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