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Young Adults Living at Home, 1960–2005

Discover how many young adults, that is the population between the ages of 18 and 24 and those between 25-34, live at home today and in the past. Unmarried college students living in dorms are included in these figures. Men and women are differentiated in the statistics.

  Male Female
  Total population,
18–24 years old
Number living
at home
Percent Total population,
18–24 years old
Number living
at home
Percent
1960 6,842,000 3,583,000 52% 7,876,000 2,750,000 35%
1970 10,398,000 5,641,000 54 11,959,000 4,941,000 41
1980 14,278,000 7,755,000 54 14,844,000 6,336,000 43
1985 13,695,000 8,172,000 60 14,149,000 6,758,000 48
1990 12,450,000 7,232,000 58 12,860,000 6,135,000 48
1995 12,545,000 7,328,000 58 12,613,000 5,896,000 47
1998 12,633,000 7,399,000 59 12,568,000 5,974,000 48
1999 12,936,000 7,440,000 58 13,031,000 6,389,000 49
2000 13,291,000 7,593,000 57 13,242,000 6,232,000 47
20011 13,412,000 7,385,000 55 13,361,000 6,068,000 45
20021 13,696,000 7,575,000 55 13,602,000 6,252,000 46
20031 13,811,000 7,569,000 55 13,592,000 6,215,000 46
20041 14,165,000 8,010,000 57 13,611,000 6,327,000 47
20051 14,060,000 7,448,000 53 13,933,000 6,413,000 46
  Male Female
  Total population,
25–34 years old
Number living
at home
Percent Total population,
25–34 years old
Number living
at home
Percent
1960 10,896,000 1,185,000 11% 11,587,000 853,000 7%
1970 11,929,000 1,129,000 10 12,637,000 829,000 7
1980 18,107,000 1,894,000 11 18,689,000 1,300,000 7
1985 20,184,000 2,685,000 13 20,673,000 1,661,000 8
1990 21,462,000 3,213,000 15 21,779,000 1,774,000 8
1995 20,589,000 3,166,000 15 20,800,000 1,759,000 8
1998 19,526,000 2,845,000 15 19,828,000 1,680,000 8
1999 18,924,000 2,636,000 14 19,551,000 1,690,000 9
2000 18,563,000 2,387,000 13 19,222,000 1,602,000 8
20011 19,308,000 2,520,000 13 19,527,000 1,583,000 8
20021 19,220,000 2,610,000 14 19,428,000 1,618,000 8
20031 19,543,000 2,631,000 14 19,659,000 1,375,000 7
20041 19,553,000 2,720,000 14 19,587,000 1,559,000 8
20051 19,656,000 2,660,000 14 19,632,000 1,597,000 8
NOTE: Unmarried college students living in dorms are counted as living at home.
1. Data for March 2001 and later use population controls based on Census 2000 and an expanded sample of households designed to improve state estimates of children with health insurance.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Sept. 21, 2006.

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