Young Adults Living at Home, 1960–2020

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
1990 12,450,000 7,232,000 58 12,860,000 6,135,000 48
2000 13,291,000 7,593,000 57 13,242,000 6,232,000 47
2010 14,824,000 8,510,000 57 14,469,000 7,123,000 49
2020 14,634,000 8,792,000 60 14,418,000 8,122,000 56
  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
2000 18,563,000 2,387,000 13 19,222,000 1,602,000 8
2010 20,685,000 3,387,000 16 20,383,000 2,133,000 11
2020 22,778,000 5,021,000 22 22,451,000 3,011,000 13
NOTE: Unmarried college students living in dorms are counted as living at home.
 
 
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Household and Family Statistics
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