Around 32% of young people live with their parents, according to 2014 Census findings of the living arrangements of US adults aged 18 to 34. In 2012, 37% of adults aged 18 to 31 were unemployed, according to research published by Pew Research Social and Demographic Trends. This was a 7% rise from 2007, before the US experienced an economic recession. The increase in young adults living with their parents may also be attributed to a decline in marriage: 56% of 18 to 34 year olds were married and had their own household in 1968, versus 23% in 2012.
More about living arrangements of young people:
- Young males are more likely to live with their parents than females: 40% of males aged 18 to 34, compared to 32% of females.
- 45% of unemployed young people in the US live with their parents.
- Adults aged 18 to 34 who started college but did not finish have a higher rate of living with their parents (43%), than those with a high school education or less (40%). This is thought to be due to student loan debt affecting the ability to secure their own housing.