TijsB via flickr

The majority of Americans think home ownership is important, according to a study by Nerd Wallet. Of the 96 percent who consider it important, only 65.4 percent own a home.

Nerd Wallet ranked the 10 best cities to own a home by assessing the percent of those who own homes, how affordable they were and the rate of growth of the city.

10 Columbus, OH
TijsB via flickr

Home ownership rate: 48.6 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $216,923


Median individual income: $23,618


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 77.9

9 Denver, CO
Jeffrey Beall via flickr

Home ownership rate: 51.7 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $340,529


Median individual income: $32,051


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 80.5

8 Indianapolis, IN
House of Hall via flickr

Home ownership rate: 57.2 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $227,102


Median individual income: $24,430


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 81.3

7 Phoenix, AZ
_tar0_ via flickr

Home ownership rate: 58.5 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $274,800


Median individual income: $24,365


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 82.9

6 Austin, TX
milpool79 via flickr

Home ownership rate: 45.5 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $234,193


Median individual income: $31,170


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 83.4

5 Jacksonville, FL
taberandrew via flickr

Home ownership rate: 63.3 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $217,710


Median individual income: $25,716


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 85.2

4 El Paso, TX
Marco P. Sanchez via flickr

Home ownership rate: 61 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $231,054


Median individual income: $18,781


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 86.2

3 San Antonio, TX
gsloan via flickr

Home ownership rate: 57.5 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $224,190


Median individual income: $22,333


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 87.8

2 Charlotte, NC
myrtlebeachblog via flickr

Home ownership rate: 58.7 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $231,090


Median individual income: $31,667


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 88.9

1 Fort Worth, TX
JoshBerglund19 via flickr

Home ownership rate: 59.8 percent


Median cost of 3 bedroom home: $200,396


Median individual income: $24,270


Change in population: 2.3 percent


Overall score for homebuyers: 89.9