Homeownership Rates: 1900-1990


       1990   1980   1970   1960   1950   1940   1930   1920   1910   1900
 
US     64.2%  64.4%  62.9%  61.9%  55.0%  43.6%  47.8%  45.6%  45.9%  46.5%
 
AZ     64.2%  68.3%  65.3%  63.9%  56.4%  47.9%  44.8%  42.8%  49.2%  57.5%
CO     62.2%  64.5%  63.4%  63.8%  58.1%  46.3%  50.7%  51.6%  51.5%  46.6%
ID     70.1%  72.0%  70.1%  70.5%  65.5%  57.9%  57.0%  60.9%  68.1%  71.6%
MT     67.3%  68.6%  65.7%  64.0%  60.3%  52.0%  54.5%  60.5%  60.0%  56.6%
NV     54.8%  59.6%  58.5%  56.3%  48.7%  46.1%  47.1%  47.6%  53.4%  66.2%
NM     67.4%  68.1%  66.4%  65.3%  58.8%  57.3%  57.4%  59.4%  70.6%  68.5%
UT     68.1%  70.7%  69.3%  71.7%  65.3%  61.1%  60.9%  60.0%  64.8%  67.8%
WY     67.8%  69.2%  66.4%  62.2%  54.0%  48.6%  48.3%  51.9%  54.5%  55.2%
 
 


Notes: A word of caution is advisable. Data from that report are based on a sample survey, so some sampling variability is inherent. The rates may not exactly match the census figures, which are based on the complete count (not a sample) of all households.

Alaska and Hawaii are NOT included in 1950 US total; the rate does not change if they are included. Data for 1900-1930 are limited to households reporting tenure. The rates for 1900 will not exactly match those given in some earlier reports and briefs; the above 1900 rates include some families living in institutions, boarding rooms, and other such living quarters that have not been counted as households from 1930 to the present. Some earlier reports excluded these quasi-households from the rates. But, these types of households are included in 1910 and 1920, so 1900 was made consistent with the other early censuses. If these quasi-households are excluded, the homeownership in 1900 for the U.S. was 46.7%.

Source: Housing Then and Now U.S. Census Bureau.

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