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8 Statistics That Show How The Recession Affected Home Ownership

The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released data on home value and ownership data during and after the recession.

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1. Every state has at least 50% of its housing units owned with a mortgage.

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The two states with the lowest percentage of housing unites owned with a mortgage are California with 55.9% and New York with 54.9%. The state with the highest percentage is West Virginia with 72.9%.

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7. Among the 50 biggest counties, Maricopa (Arizona), Contra Costa (California), Fulton (Georgia), Broward (Florida), and Clark (Nevada) saw the biggest drops in homeownership rates.

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