Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics. Updated every 10 years. http://factfinder.census.gov.
A housing unit is owner-occupied if the owner or co-owner lives in the unit, even if it is mortaged or not fully paid for.
The homeownership rate is computed by dividing the number of owner-occupied housing units by the number of occupied housing units or households.
Scope and Methodology:
These data were derived from answers to questions included on the every census form (100%) sent to households.