How home ownership has evolved in Connecticut

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The proportion of homeowners compared to renters in Connecticut has grown since 1970, though that growth stalled after 1990.

Though Connecticut is often thought of as among the most suburban of states, the   trend is not entirely a suburban one. Looking at urban areas did not reveal any specific trend. Hartford and Bridgeport increased their owner-occupied percentage by a few points over the past few decades while towns like New London and New Haven decreased by a few points.

Windham became a renter-majority municipality after 2000.

The rural town of Canaan and the suburb of Hamden saw the largest increase in renter-occupied homes with 16 and 10 percentage points respectively.

On the other end of the spectrum, Griswold, Woodbury, and Ashford all saw  the proportion of owner-occupied homes increase by 12 percentage points between 1970 and 2010.

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