Even though the percentage of Americans who own their own homes has increased, a report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) indicates that the changes haven’t been equal for everyone.

In “Snapshot of Race & Home Buying in America,” NAR cites significant differences in the percentages of white, African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino homeowners. It also shows that Black homeownership increased in only three states between 2008 and 2018: Delaware, South Dakota and Vermont.

In Illinois, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 73 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans were homeowners in 2018, compared to 59 percent for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, 54 percent for Hispanic Americans and 39 percent for African-Americans in 2018, NAR reported.

The report also uses the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers to explore the characteristics of home purchasers, including median ages, median incomes, median home prices, median square footage of homes and much more. Members can login and view the entire report.