Percentage of Owner Occupied Housing Units, Change, 2000 to 2010
The share of the occupied housing units in Arizona in 2010 that were occupied by the owner was 2 percentage points less than in 2000, a result of the large number of foreclosures that have occurred during the real estate bust. The national homeownership rate fell 1.1 percentage points.
However, the homeownership rate rose in two Arizona counties and fell less than 1 percentage point in five counties, including Pima (the Tucson metro area). Maricopa County (most of the metro Phoenix area) had among the largest declines in homeownership rate.