Homeownership Rate

The dashboards on this page include data on the homeownership rate of Virginia by geography, race, ethnicity, and age group.

Homeownership rate map

This dashboard shows the homeownership rate across Virginia localities and regions from 2010 to 2022, as well as the overall homeownership in Virginia during this timeframe. Clicking individual localities on the map allows you to see their homeownership rate over time and at the selected year.

Homeownership rate by race and ethnicity

This dashboard shows the homeownership rate across Virginia based on race and ethnicity from 2010 to 2020. Homeownership is a key factor in addressing the wealth gap that exists between householders of color and their white counterparts. The following dashboard helps understand the persistent homeownership gap that disproportionately impacts households of color.

Homeownership rate by age

This dashboard shows the homeownership rate across Virginia age group from 2010 to 2022. For millennials, homeownership is increasingly becoming difficult to attain due to rising home prices coupled with stagnant wages and student debt.

Data sources

American Community Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey program of the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS collects information about the nation’s social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics on an annual basis. This information provides the most-up-to-date estimates between decennial censuses.

This section uses data from two ACS tables:

  • Table B25003: Tenure (iterations by race and ethnicity)
  • Table B25010: Tenure by Age of Householder

The most recent data used for this section are the 2018-2022 5-year estimates. These estimates average all survey responses across this period to increase sample sizes and reduce margins of error. Data from the previous 5-year estimates are also used as a baseline to show change over time.

The data contained in Sourcebook is intended for informational, educational and research uses. The information may not be used for commercial purposes or re-marketed. Any reproduction and distribution of this information must clearly identify HousingForward Virginia and Sourcebook as the provider of the information.

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