Survey: Percentage of Nebraskans who own homes has dropped

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - U.S. Census data show that the percentage of Nebraskans who own their own homes has dropped again, hitting the lowest figure in more than 50 years.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) that the 2015 American Community Survey, which has census data from 2014, shows that less than 66 percent of Nebraska residents own their homes. That’s down from 67.4 percent in 2010 and 69.3 percent in 2008.

David Drozd is research coordinator at the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and he says the last time the rate was lower was in the 1960 U.S. Census, when 64.8 percent of the population reported homeownership.

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