Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Living Arrangements of Young Adults

Everyone is wondering what the nation's young adults are up to as many postpone marriage, delay parenthood, and move back in with their parents. The Census Bureau has answers based on 2010 census findings. According to the census, 39 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds are heading their own households or are the spouse of the householder. Another 33 percent are the biological son or daughter of the householder. More than one in four 18-to-29-year-olds has some other relationship to the householder. Here are the living arrangements of the age group...

Total 18-to-29-year-olds
Householder or spouse: 39.1%
Biological son or daughter of householder: 33.4%
Other relationship to householder: 27.5%

Other relationship details
Housemate or roommate: 6.6%
Unmarried partner: 5.5%
Brother or sister: 2.3%
Grandchild: 2.3%
Stepson or stepdaughter: 2.3%
Son-in-law or daughter-in-law: 1.2%
Roomer or boarder: 1.2%
Adopted son or daughter: 0.8%
Other relative of householder: 2.6%
Other nonrelative of householder: 2.5%

Source: Census Bureau, Households and Families: 2010, 2010 Census Brief

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