Click on the cities for home ownership details. Red cities have the lowest rates of home ownership. Greener cities have the highest. Yellow & orange fall between.
Proponents of home ownership argue that it ties people more closely to a community and makes people more invested in taking care of a neighborhood.
There are many factors that determine how much of a community is made up of homeowners vs. renters - age of the community, income, whether a town is mostly single-family housing or multi-family housing.
The map above shows the percentage of Redwood City's population that owns a home, based on figures from the 2010 census. A full window view of the Bay Area map is available here. Click each city for details.
Redwood City has a smaller homeownership rate compared to its immediate neighbors with 50.2 percent of housing units owned by their occupants. That compares to 60.8 percent in Menlo Park and 89.8 percent in Woodside.
Another nearby city with a signifiantly higher homeownership rate is Atherton at 90.7 percent. San Francisco checks in at 42 percent.
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