Boomerang Kids

Date Ages 25-34 Total Population
1940 27.7 24.7
1950 21.1 21.1
1960 14.1 15
1970 11.6 12.7
1980 11 12.1
1990 15.2 14.3
2000 15.8 15.1
2010 21.6 17.5

The share of Americans living in multi-generational family households is the highest it has been since the 1950s, having increased significantly in the past five years. Adults ages 25 to 34 are among the most likely to be living in multi-generational households: In 2010, 21.6% lived in this type of household, up from 15.8% in 2000 (the vast majority were living with their parents). The share of 25- to 34-year-olds living in multi-generational households was at its lowest in 1980 (11%) and has risen steadily since then, spiking upward since the recession started in 2007. Read more