Single-women homebuyers at all-time high

Written on May 09, 2018

The share of homebuyers in the U.S. who are single women has been steadily increasing over the last several decades and is now at an all-time high.

In the early 1980s, single women represented 9% of homebuyers. That percentage has jumped to nearly 19%.

Factors contributing to the increase in single-women homeowners include an increased number of women in the full-time workforce and incomes, but women also are just staying single longer.

The share of homebuyers who are younger than 35-years-old is at an all-time low, falling from 52% in 1981 to 33.7% in 2017.

But the share of homebuyers made up of single-person households, men and women, has increased from 15.3% in 1981 to 21.2% in 2017.

The aging of America also has skewed homeownership demographics.

The share of U.S. homebuyers comprised of households more than 55-years-old has increased from 16.1% in 1981 to 27.8% today.

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