Rate of Homeownership by Race and Ethnicity (MSA)

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Homeownership rates in Metro Boston are lower than the nation, due to a number of factors including high housing prices and a large mobile student population. However, the gap in homeownership rates between white residents and residents of color is larger than the nation across all races. Among the top 25 most populous U.S. metro areas, Metro Boston has the 5th highest gap in homeownership for Black and Asian households, and the highest gap for Latino households, compared to White households.

by Susan Brunton

Topic: Housing

Data source: ACS