[Ed. – Take me home, country roads. It makes sense that it’s a state with some of the lowest housing prices. Which doesn’t mean lousy housing: it means on average good-to-excellent-quality housing at lower cost.]
West Virginia ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for its homeownership rate in 2018, which was 74.7 percent, according to new housing data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
New York and California ranked 50th and 49th with homeownership rates of 51.0 and 55.1, according to Table 15 in the Census Bureau’s Annual Statistics on Housing Vacancies and Homeownership.
Colorado, which ranked 39th among the states for its homeownership rate, matched the national rate of 64.4 percent. …
The ten states with the highest homeownership rates were: West Virginia (74.7 percent); New Hampshire (73.4); Michigan (73.0); Mississippi (72.5); Utah (72.2); South Carolina (72.0); Vermont (71.4); Maine (71.2); Wyoming (71.1); and Delaware (70.8).