Census Bureau

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership
Historical Tables

Table 14.  Homeownership Rates for the U.S. and Regions:  1965 to Present
 

                        First      Second      Third      Fourth
                       Quarter     Quarter    Quarter     Quarter

1965
  United States         62.9        62.9       62.9       63.4
  Northeast             57.9        57.3       57.2       58.4
  Midwest               68.1        68.7       69.2       68.4
  South                 64.9        63.8       63.7       65.4
  West                  57.9        59.9       59.7       59.5

1966
  United States         63.5        63.2       63.3       63.8
  Northeast             57.5        57.2       57.6       58.6
  Midwest               68.8        68.5       68.6       68.1
  South                 65.4        64.8       65.0       65.9
  West                  60.3        60.7       59.9       60.9

1967
  United States         63.3        63.9       63.8       63.5
  Northeast             58.4        57.4       58.6       57.9
  Midwest               67.7        69.3       67.6       68.0
  South                 64.7        65.4       65.0       65.4
  West                  61.2        61.8       59.8       61.1

1968
  United States         63.6        64.1       64.1       63.6
  Northeast             59.5        59.1       59.1       58.9
  Midwest               67.7        69.5       69.7       68.6
  South                 65.0        64.6       65.2       65.0
  West                  60.5        61.8       60.3       59.9

1969
  United States         64.1        64.4       64.4       64.4
  Northeast             58.8        58.8       59.4       58.3
  Midwest               69.2        69.7       69.5       70.5
  South                 65.2        65.4       65.6       65.9
  West                  61.7        61.8       61.2       60.3

1970
  United States         64.3        64.0       64.4       64.0
  Northeast             58.5        58.2       58.0       57.8
  Midwest               70.0        69.3       69.6       69.3
  South                 66.0        66.3       66.4       65.5
  West                  60.4        59.4       61.4       61.3

1971
  United States         64.0        64.1       64.4       64.5
  Northeast             58.4        58.2       59.0       58.4
  Midwest               69.4        69.3       69.3       69.4
  South                 66.2        66.3       66.2       66.9
  West                  59.3        59.4       60.9       61.0

1972
  United States         64.3        64.5       64.3        64.4
  Northeast             58.4        58.6       59.1        58.5
  Midwest               68.8        69.8       68.9        69.7
  South                 66.8        67.0       65.7        66.0
  West                  60.7        60.1       61.8        61.3

1973
  United States         64.9        64.4       64.4        64.4
  Northeast             58.9        58.3       57.9        58.4
  Midwest               70.6        70.2       70.4        70.7
  South                 67.3        66.2       66.6        66.0
  West                  59.8        61.0       60.0        60.2

1974
  United States         64.8        64.8       64.6        64.4
  Northeast             59.0        59.2       58.8        58.3
  Midwest               69.9        70.6       71.1        70.0
  South                 66.8        66.4       66.0        66.2
  West                  61.2        60.4       60.1        60.7

1975
  United States         64.4        64.9       64.6        64.5
  Northeast             59.4        59.6       59.1        58.9
  Midwest               69.4        71.0       70.2        70.1
  South                 65.8        66.1       66.0        66.0
  West                  60.9        60.5       61.0        60.9

1976
  United States         64.6        64.6       64.9        64.8
  Northeast             59.4        59.7       60.1        60.1
  Midwest               70.0        69.8       69.7        69.2
  South                 66.1        66.2       66.6        66.5
  West                  60.9        60.4       61.1        61.1

1977
  United States         64.8        64.5       65.0        64.9
  Northeast             60.2        59.7       60.5        60.7
  Midwest               69.0        69.3       69.8        69.4
  South                 67.2        66.7       67.2        67.4
  West                  60.1        59.7       60.0        59.3

1978
  United States         64.8        64.4       65.2        65.4
  Northeast             60.3        59.9       61.5        60.5
  Midwest               69.4        68.9       69.8        69.5
  South                 67.5        67.3       67.7        68.7
  West                  59.2        58.7       59.1        59.6

1979
  United States         65.3        65.1       66.0       65.8
  Northeast             60.9        60.3       61.0       60.8
  Midwest               69.1        69.2       69.9       70.3
  South                 68.4        68.3       69.1       68.6
  West                  59.9        59.5       61.0       60.7

1979r
  United States         64.8        64.9       65.8       65.4
  Northeast             60.4        60.2       60.8       60.7
  Midwest               68.9        69.4       70.2       70.0
  South                 68.1        67.8       68.8       68.3
  West                  58.9        59.4       60.6       59.9

1980
  United States         65.5        65.5       65.8       65.5
  Northeast             60.7        60.8       61.1       60.5
  Midwest               69.6        69.4       70.0       70.1
  South                 69.1        68.6       68.9       68.3
  West                  59.4        60.2       60.3       60.1

1981
  United States         65.6        65.3       65.6       65.2
  Northeast             60.2        60.4       61.7       60.8
  Midwest               70.1        69.7       69.6       69.6
  South                 69.1        68.0       68.0       67.8
  West                  59.8        60.3       60.8       59.9

1982
  United States         64.8        64.9       64.9       64.5
  Northeast             60.7        60.8       61.9       61.1
  Midwest               69.5        69.8       69.3       69.1
  South                 67.1        66.8       66.5       66.5
  West                  59.3        59.8       60.0       58.7

1983
  United States         64.7        64.7       64.8       64.4 
  Northeast             61.6        61.4       61.8       61.2
  Midwest               69.6        69.6       69.3       68.9
  South                 66.7        66.7       67.0       67.4
  West                  58.4        59.0       58.3       57.2

1984
  United States         64.6        64.6       64.6       64.1
  Northeast             61.1        61.1       61.7       60.9
  Midwest               69.0        68.6       68.5       67.7
  South                 67.2        66.8       66.8       67.2
  West                  58.3        59.4       59.0       57.5

1985
  United States         64.1        64.1       63.9       63.5
  Northeast             60.8        60.9       60.8       60.8
  Midwest               67.3        67.3       66.8       66.4
  South                 66.7        66.7       66.3       66.0
  West                  59.0        59.2       59.3       58.5

1986
  United States         63.6        63.8       63.8       63.9
  Northeast             61.0        61.4       61.2       61.9
  Midwest               66.5        67.0       67.2       67.0
  South                 66.4        66.1       66.1       65.9
  West                  57.7        58.5       58.6       58.6

1987
  United States         63.8        63.8       64.2       64.1
  Northeast             61.3        61.7       61.8       61.9
  Midwest               66.8        67.3       67.8       67.2
  South                 66.5        66.0       66.2       66.4
  West                  58.1        58.3       58.9       58.6

1988
  United States         63.7        63.7       64.0       63.8 
  Northeast             61.5        61.3       61.5       60.8
  Midwest               67.2        67.3       67.6       67.8
  South                 65.5        65.7       66.1       66.0
  West                  58.7        58.4       58.7       58.2

1989
  United States         63.9        63.8       64.1       63.8
  Northeast             61.2        62.0       62.2       62.6
  Midwest               67.8        67.8       67.9       67.0
  South                 66.2        65.9       66.0       65.6
  West                  58.2        57.7       58.0       57.5

1990
  United States         64.0        63.7       64.0       64.1
  Northeast             62.2        62.2       63.1       62.8
  Midwest               67.2        67.4       67.8       67.8
  South                 66.3        65.8       65.2       65.7
  West                  58.3        57.3       58.3       58.3

1991
  United States         63.9        63.9       64.2       64.2
  Northeast             62.0        62.1       62.7       62.7
  Midwest               67.1        66.8       67.2       67.2
  South                 65.9        66.3       66.2       66.2
  West                  58.5        58.3       58.9       58.9

1992
  United States         64.0        63.9       64.3       64.4
  Northeast             62.3        62.5       62.6       62.8
  Midwest               67.5        66.5       67.5       67.3
  South                 65.8        65.7       65.8       66.2
  West                  58.7        59.1       59.6       59.9

1993
  United States         64.2        64.4       64.7       64.6       
  Northeast             62.6        62.6       62.3       62.1
  Midwest               66.9        67.1       67.8       67.8
  South                 65.8        66.0       66.4       66.3
  West                  59.8        60.4       60.6       60.7

1993/r
  United States         63.7        63.9       64.2       64.2
  Northeast             62.0        62.0       61.7       61.5
  Midwest               66.6        66.8       67.4       67.5
  South                 65.3        65.5       66.0       65.8
  West                  59.2        59.9       60.1       60.2

1994
  United States         63.8        63.8       64.1       64.2       
  Northeast             61.7        61.3       61.4       61.4
  Midwest               66.8        67.5       67.9       68.6
  South                 65.6        65.2       66.0       65.7
  West                  59.5        59.7       59.0       59.6

1995
  United States         64.2        64.7       65.0       65.1
  Northeast             61.9        62.3       62.2       61.6
  Midwest               67.9        68.5       70.1       70.1
  South                 66.1        66.5       66.6       67.5
  West                  58.9        59.8       59.1       59.0

1996
  United States         65.1        65.4       65.6       65.4
  Northeast             61.4        62.3       62.8       62.3 
  Midwest               70.4        70.5       70.7       70.8
  South                 67.5        67.2       67.5       67.6
  West                  58.9        59.8       59.2       58.9

1997
  United States         65.4        65.7       66.0       65.7 
  Northeast             61.6        62.4       63.0       62.7
  Midwest               70.6        70.3       70.7       70.4
  South                 67.8        68.1       68.2       67.8
  West                  59.0        59.9       59.8       59.8

1998
  United States         65.9        66.0       66.8       66.4
  Northeast             62.4        62.7       63.4       62.0
  Midwest               70.6        70.3       71.7       71.5
  South                 68.2        68.4       68.8       69.0
  West                  60.1        60.3       61.1       60.4
  
1999
  United States         66.7        66.6       67.0       66.9
  Northeast             62.7        62.8       63.6       63.2
  Midwest               71.2        71.2       72.1       72.5
  South                 69.2        68.9       69.3       69.1
  West                  61.0        61.3       60.8       60.6

2000
  United States         67.1        67.2       67.7       67.5
  Northeast             63.3        63.4       63.9       63.2
  Midwest               72.2        72.2       72.9       73.1
  South                 69.5        69.2       69.7       69.8
  West                  61.3        61.9       62.2       61.6

2001
  United States         67.5        67.7       68.1       68.0
  Northeast             63.6        63.2       64.1       64.0
  Midwest               73.2        72.7       72.9       73.5
  South                 69.3        69.7       70.1       70.1
  West                  62.0        62.9       63.1       62.3

2002
  United States         67.8        67.6       68.0       68.3
  Northeast             63.9        63.9       64.7       64.9
  Midwest               73.1        72.8       73.2       73.3
  South                 69.9        69.3       69.5       70.3
  West                  62.2        62.4       62.8       62.6

2002\r
  United States         67.8
  Northeast             63.8
  Midwest               73.2
  South                 69.8
  West                  62.1

2003
  United States         68.0
  Northeast             64.2
  Midwest               72.9
  South                 69.9
  West                  62.8

rRevised.

 Source:  Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Series H-111
          Reports, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.


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Last Revised: April 24, 2003


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