Real Estate

A Decline in Homeownership in Philadelphia ...

Philadelphia had the second-largest decline in homeownership since 2000 among large U.S. cities, with only foreclosure-plagued Phoenix suffering a worse drop.

Percentage-point change from 2000 to 2012 in the percentage of housing units that were owner-occupied in the 10 most-populous U.S. cities:

... But Homeowners Are Still in the Majority

Despite the decline, Philadelphia remains a city of relatively high homeownership, with the rate in 2012 remaining above most large cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

Percentage of all occupied housing units that were owner-occupied in 2012 in the 10 most-populous U.S. cities:

SOURCE: Pew Charitable Trusts analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data

JOHN DUCHNESKIE / The Philadelphia Inquirer

SOURCE: Pew Charitable Trusts analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data

JOHN DUCHNESKIE / The Philadelphia Inquirer