The percentage of Americans who own homes is 62.9 percent, the same homeownership rate as in 1965.

Homeownership rate continues to fall in U.S.

WASHINGTON – The proportion of U.S. households that owns homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years – evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for many to buy.

Just 62.9 percent of households owned a home in the April-June quarter this year, a decrease from 63.4 percent 12 months ago, the Census Bureau said.

The share of homeowners now equals the rate in 1965, when...

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