According to a study, this is the first time in more than 130 years in which young adults have chosen their parents’ homes over forming their own households.

In 2014, 32.1 percent of young adults were living with a parent, while 31.6 percent were living either with a spouse or a partner. 14 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds were living alone, heading a household as a single parent, or sharing a residence with roommates. An additional 22 percent lived with other family members, such as grandparents, or were in college dormitories or other group quarters.


Young men are living at the family home at the greatest numbers. About 35 percent of young adult men were living with a parent compared to 29 percent of women.

In past, I represented quite a few young  home buyers who were planning to live alone. The great majority of them were women. I thought it was because I was a woman, but it might have been a reflection of statistics.

Source: “Living with Parents Is Most Common Arrangement for Young Adults,” Chicago Tribune (May 25, 2016)