How does the concentration of homeowners versus renters break down in your city? Or how about an area where you’re looking to invest? We came across this very interesting mapping site by Ryan McCullough that presents every single person in the United States as a purple or blue dot. The data was taken from the 2010 Census and is accurate at the block level, however within each census block the location has been randomized. Dots have been colored purple or blue based on the percentage of home owners versus renters on a block, showing larger geographical structures of home ownership. It’s a very fascinating graphical representation of the United States.
Director of Education & Outreach, National Real Estate Investors Association