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Homeownership rate, by race and ethnicity, 1975–2011

*Asian includes Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.  Data for this population are unavailable prior to 1994.

Note: Data are unavailable from 1979 to 1982, and are substituted for by the 1978/1983 average. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement and CPS/Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics: 2011 (Table 22)

Updated August 24, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Data prior to 1994 are taken from the Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement, provided by the Census Bureau upon request. Data from 1994 onward are taken from the CPS/Housing Vacancy Survey, Annual Statistics: 2011, Table 22, “Homeownership Rates by Race and Ethnicity of Householder” ( As with other CPS microdata analyses presented in this book, race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, black non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race).



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