The most recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that the foreign-born population accounted for about 13.7% of the total population in 2017. The same year also marked the highest number of immigrants across the country, with the same American dream of owning a home as the rest of the population. vHomeInsurance analyzed the historical data available with the Census Bureau to understand the percentage of foreign-born male and female householders.
The analysis revealed that the percentage of foreign-born female householders outweighed the percentage of foreign-born male householders, with 11.8% to 5.9%, respectively. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a householder is defined as a person who owns or rents a house. Not just for the year 2017, but the same trend has been prevalent since 1960. The gap between foreign-born male and female householders narrowed down to8.1% and 11.2%, respectively, in the year 2000. The percentage of foreign-born male and female householders peaked in the year 2010, with 8.9% and 14.1%, respectively.
One of the underlying reasons for the higher percentage of foreign-born female householders is the higher probability of women getting custody of the children after a divorce, making them the householder. When it comes to the place of birth, female householders with Caribbean descent registered the highest percentage with 22.4%. On the other hand, male householders with Caribbean descent formed only 6.9%. Male and Female householders with Mexico as the place of origin, registered 6.9% and 12.4%, respectively.