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Single Women Are More Likely to Be Homeowners Than Single Men in 48 States

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Single Women Are More Likely to Be Homeowners Than Single Men in 48 States

Single women own nearly 2.5 million more homes than single men and are more likely to be homeowners in 48 states across the U.S.

January 25, 2023
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While women still earn 83.1 cents for every dollar a man makes, a new study by LendingTree reveals that single women own roughly 2.46 million more homes than single men, Forbes reports. Of all owner-occupied homes across the U.S., single women own 12.9% compared with 10.06% of homes owned by single men, and single women are more likely than men to be homeowners in 48 of 50 states.

Louisiana is home to the highest share of woman-owned properties, with a total of 15.16% owner-occupied households statewide. The homeownership gap between single women and single men is highest in Florida—a 4.55% discrepancy.

North Dakota and South Dakota are the only states where single men own a higher share of homes than single women. In North Dakota, single men own 12.70% of the state’s owner-occupied homes (the highest share in any state), while single women own 11.08%. In South Dakota, those figures are 11.97% and 11.29%.

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