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Over a 10-year span from 2006 to 2016, the number of renter households grew by nearly 9 million as their percentage of all households increased from 31.2% in 2006 to 36.6% last year. (Photo: iStock)

The percentage, as well as number of U.S. households led by renters, is at the highest level in more than 50 years, the Pew Research Center reported this week. 

The research organization’s analysis of Census Bureau housing data found that growth in the percentage of renters extends across a variety of demographic factors, including age, education level and ethnicity.



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