Number of multigenerational households hit all-time highs
Source: Housing Wire
The share of Americans living in multigenerational households, homes with two or more adult generations, hit an all-time high in 2016, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data from the Pew Research Center.
In 2016, the number of multigenerational households increased to 20 percent of the U.S. population, or 64 million people, an all-time high.
While some demographics are more likely than others to live in multigen households, the trend is growing in nearly all racial groups, most age groups and both men and women, according to the Pew Research Center.
The study considers adults as anyone over 25, in order to avoid many potential college students still living at home.
In 2009, about 51.5 million Americans, or 17 percent of the population lived in multigen households, which rose to 60.6 million, or 19 percent of the population in 2014.