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Diversity of REALTOR® Members

Looking at data from NAR’s 2005-2014 Member Profile, we can see how the demographics of our members have changed over the last 10 years.

Gender of REALTORS®:

  • Since 2005 the distribution of gender has remained predominantly female.
  • On average 42% of members were male and 58% of members were female.

Gender Chart

Gender Graph



  • The median age of members has increased overall, with slight increases and decreases throughout the last 10 years.
  • The average median age of members since 2005 was 54 years old.


Age Chart

Age Graph


Racial and Ethnic Distribution of REALTORS®:

  • The racial and ethnic distribution of members has remained predominately White/Caucasian, making up an average of 86% of our members since 2005.
  • The averages of other races and ethnicities are:
    • Black/African American: 4%
    • Hispanic/Latino: 5%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander: 3%
    • American Indian/Eskimo/Aleut: 1%
    • Other: 1%

Race Chart

Race graph


Country of Birth of REALTORS®:

  • Since 2005 there has been a slight increase in the number of members who are born outside of the U.S., increasing from 9% in 2005 to 11% in 2014.
  • On average of 90% of members were born in the U.S., and 11% were born outside of the U.S.

COB Chart

COB Graph


Formal Education of REALTORS®:

  • Since 2005 the percentage of members with a Bachelor’s Degree has shown the greatest increase, and has remained at 30% for the last two years.
  • The largest average proportions of members have completed some college, with an average of 32%, and an average of 28% hold a Bachelor’s degree.

Education Chart


Education Graph


For more information on this research, check out the: 2014 Member Profile

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