More young adults living with parents

Nov. 3, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Census Bureau found the proportion of young adults living with their parents increased between 2005 and 2011, the agency said Thursday.

The number of men age 25 to 34 living in their parents' home rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and women from 8 percent to 10 percent over the same time period, the release said.

These statistics come from "America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2011," a series of tables from the 2011 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, produced by the Census Bureau.

"The increase in 25- to 34-year-olds living in their parents' home began before the recent recession, and has continued beyond it," said Rose Kreider, a family demographer with the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch and author of the Current Population Survey.

Likewise, the number of men and women age 18 to 24 rose from 2005, men from 53 to 59 percent in 2011 and women from 46 to 50 percent during the time period. College students living in dorms are counted as living in their parents' home and are included in these percentages, the report said.

Current Population Survey was conducted in February, March and April of 2011 and sampled about 100,000 addresses nationwide.

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