Why Are More Adults Still Living At Home With Their Parents?

Did you know that about 32% of young adults (ages 18-34) still live with their parents? It might actually be a little higher for Latino adults since living at home with your parents or your parents living in your home has become the new norm.

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In 1960, 72% of American adults over the age of 18 were married and since then, those numbers have dropped in half.  Many are not getting married and they are not moving out, and parents are totally o.k. with that. It’s not that they can’t afford to move out; it’s just that they don’t want to because they get along with their parents great.

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A 2013 poll asked the parents of 18-29 year olds and about three-quarters said their relationship with their children was good, while only 2% said it was bad. Plus, 86% of them said that they enjoy the company of their children, more than they do their spouse or partner!