U.S. Population by Housing Tenure: Owners vs. Renters

Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Census 2000

Here is a look at the U.S. population, based on the 2000 U.S. Census. Figures are broken down by housing tenure—owners versus renters. Find more population statistics classified by general demographic characteristics by clicking the links below.

Housing Tenure Number Percent
Occupied housing units 105,480,101 100.0
Owner-occupied housing units 69,815,753 66.2
Renter-occupied housing units 35,664,348 33.8
Average household size of  owner-occupied units 2.69 n.a.
Average household size of  renter-occupied units 2.40 n.a.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000. Web: www.census.gov