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Table 2. 
Number of Urban Households of Various Tenure Types (millions)
Census 2000 (long form)Census 2010 (long form)
Dwelling TenureHighlyVery HighlyHighlyVery Highly
TypeUrbanizedUrbanizedTotalUrbanizedUrbanizedTotal
Self-built 9.3 9.0 18.3 12.1 5.9 18.0 
 (40.2%) (18.8%) (25.8%) (28.2%) (9.9%) (17.5%) 
Purchased 8.1 23.0 31.0 17.8 33.2 51.0 
 (35.0%) (48.0%) (43.7%) (41.5%) (55.4%) (49.6%) 
Rented 4.7 13.4 18.2 11.1 17.9 29.0 
 (20.4%) (28.1%) (25.6%) (25.8%) (29.9%) (28.2%) 
Total Households 23.1 47.8 70.9 42.8 60.0 102.8 
Census 2000 (long form)Census 2010 (long form)
Dwelling TenureHighlyVery HighlyHighlyVery Highly
TypeUrbanizedUrbanizedTotalUrbanizedUrbanizedTotal
Self-built 9.3 9.0 18.3 12.1 5.9 18.0 
 (40.2%) (18.8%) (25.8%) (28.2%) (9.9%) (17.5%) 
Purchased 8.1 23.0 31.0 17.8 33.2 51.0 
 (35.0%) (48.0%) (43.7%) (41.5%) (55.4%) (49.6%) 
Rented 4.7 13.4 18.2 11.1 17.9 29.0 
 (20.4%) (28.1%) (25.6%) (25.8%) (29.9%) (28.2%) 
Total Households 23.1 47.8 70.9 42.8 60.0 102.8 

Note: “Highly urbanized” refers to counties or districts where more than 70%, but less than 90%, of the population are urban residents. “Very highly urbanized” refers to counties or districts where 90% or more of the population are urban residents. There are 583 counties or districts in the 2000 census in these categories and 596 in the 2010 census. The column total number of households includes “other tenure types” which are not reported in the table.

Source: NBS (2003, 2012).

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