(Reuters) - Homeownership in the United States hit a 19-year low in the second quarter as financially squeezed Americans opted to rent, pointing to a sluggish housing market recovery.
The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to 64.8 percent, the lowest level since the second quarter of 1995, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.
The rate, which peaked at 69.4 percent in 2004, was 65 percent in the first three months of 2013.
(Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by James Dalgleish)