Homeownership is an important way for many households to build financial equity and move out of poverty. In Thurston County, persons of color — those identifying as Hispanic, Latino, or a race other than white — are less likely to own their own home and more likely to rent. Over the 2015-2019 time period, 68% of households with a white, non-Hispanic householder owned their home compared to 54% for households with a person of color householder.
Householder refers to the person (or one of the people) in whose name the housing unit is owned or rented (maintained) or, if there is no such person, any adult member, excluding roomers, boarders, or paid employees. If the house is owned or rented jointly by a married couple, the householder may be either spouse.
Households are diverse; the racial or ethnic identity of a household’s members may not match that of the householder.