Adult Kids Living at Home


A new report using recent census data, looked at the percentage of adults living with their parents, state by state, found that the overall number is up 3.4% between 2001 to 2019. In 2001, the share of adults 25 and older living with their parents was just 3.9%. By 2019, that figure had risen to 7.3%. Experts predict this number is likely to climb even higher as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The share of adult children living with their parents varies widely by gender and race/ethnicity, as well as by location, so researchers ranked states according to the percentage of adults aged 25 and older still living at home with Mom & Dad. They found that Hawaii & RI had the highest percentage, while ND & WY had the lowest percentages. The analysis found that in Montana, 5.2% of adults aged 25 and older live with their parents, compared to 7.3% of adults at the national level. Out of all U.S. states, Montana has the 11th lowest percentage of adults still living with their parents.