More Children Growing Up in Rented Homes

Posted July 1, 2013
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Home­own­er­ship can help fam­i­lies build assets and move toward finan­cial secu­ri­ty. There­fore, it is con­cern­ing that the per­cent­age of chil­dren liv­ing in house­holds that were owned by their par­ents dropped from 66% in 2007 to 61 per­cent in 2011, rep­re­sent­ing 3.7 mil­lion chil­dren. Chil­dren in immi­grant fam­i­lies were less like­ly to live in owned house­holds com­pared to their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts (53% vs. 63%), though both groups expe­ri­enced declines. Neva­da had the low­est lev­el of parental home­own­er­ship, at 47%. At 74%, Iowa and Min­neso­ta had the highest.

Children Living in Households that are Owned

See the Eco­nom­ic Well-Being sec­tion of the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter for nation­al, state and city data.

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