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Firefighter or doctor: which one is more likely a homeowner?

Geneology Tree by Matt Lemmon via Flickr.
Geneology Tree by Matt Lemmon via Flickr.

Researchers at Ancestry.com, the popular genealogy website, have crunched Census data from as far back as 1900 to find out the relationship between occupation and homeownership from then and now.

Researchers at Ancestry.com, the popular genealogy website, have crunched Census data from as far back as 1900 to find out the relationship between occupation and homeownership from then and now.

According to its analysis, firefighters (84 percent) today are more likely be homeowners than surgeons (78 percent). Interestingly, there are more teachers (74 percent) who are homeowners than economists (64 percent). Waiters, and dancers are two professions that rank the lowest in terms of homeownership rates. Reporters and editors, for those interested, come in at 62 percent.

Take a look at Ancestry.com’s list below:

Guest:

Todd Godfrey, Sr. Director of US Content Acquisition at Ancestry.com

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