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More Young Adults Living With Their Parents Still

November 4, 2011

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the proportion of young adults living at home with their parents increased between 2005 and 2011.

The report said that the percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents jumped from 14 percent in 2004 to 19 percent in 2011.

The “The increase in 25 to 34 year olds living in their parents’ home began before the recent recession, and has continued beyond it,” Rose Kreider, a family demographer with the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch and author of the report, said in a press release.

The census found that 59 percent of men aged 18 to 24 and 50 percent of women in the same age bracket still resided in their parents’ home in 2011.  This figure is up from 53 percent of men and 46 percent of women in 2005.

The Census Bureau also said that of the 74.6 million children younger than 18 in 2011, 69 percent lived with two parents, while another 27 percent lived with one parent.

Among the children who lived with just one parent in 2011, 87 percent of them lived with their mother.

The report also noted that in 2011, married couples with children made up 20 percent of all households.  This number down from 40 percent in 1970.

The Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey was conducted in February, March and April of 2011.

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Source: RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports



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