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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 24

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24: HOME OWNERSHIP

Profile America - Monday, February 24th. Even with the ongoing difficulties in the housing and mortgage industries, the American dream is still defined by many as owning your own home. Across the U.S., just over 65 percent of households own their homes, a decline of more than 1 percent since the year 2000. Among the states, the highest percentage of home ownership is in West Virginia, at more than 73 percent, while the lowest rate is in New York, at just over 53 percent. And New York City tops the nation in the highest percentage of renting households, at 69 percent. Among the nation's nearly 45 million African-Americans, around 43 percent live in their own homes. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn188.html  http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html   http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_1YR_S0201&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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