The percentage of single female homeowners has exceeded the share of single male homeowners dating back at least 45 years. In fact, more than half of single women have been homeowners in all but five years since 1976, while the homeownership rate for single men has never topped 50% in that time. However, this gap varies by geography. Researchers calculated the percentage point difference between the single female homeownership rate and the single male homeownership rate for each location, then ranked metros and states accordingly.

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