In the mid seventies, i.e. forty years ago, young Americans falling into the 18-34 age bracket were pretty much more likely to live with a spouse, i.e. married (with children eventually) than living in their parents basement, like it’s the case today with 90% of those heroic ANTIFA dudes.
But nowadays, in the immortal words of Bob Dylan, another Nobel laureate just like dear leader Barack Obama, things are a changin’, as according to the latest study from the United States Census Bureau, that’s no longer the case.
In 2017, there are more young Americans in the 18-34 age bracket living with their parents than with their spouses or any other arrangement by that matter.
The same study says that almost ninety percent of young people who were living in their parents basement (just kidding) last year are still there today, meaning that there’s no economic recovery whatsoever, despite the claims from US Gummint’ saying otherwise.
The number one living arrangement according to the US Census Bureau for American people in the 18-34 age bracket is to reside single in their parents home. Check out the graphic:
Basically, there are almost 20 million young Americans married and living with their spouse vs 22 million (both fall in the same 18-34 age bracket) which cannot afford to spread their wings and fly away from their folks’ basements.
Back in 1975, according to the same official data, there were almost 32 million young Americans married and living with their spouse, which made for the most common living arrangement at the time. However, in 1975, the US populace was half of what it is now, so let that sink in real good.
Only 14.7 million lived in their parents homes in 1975, 3.1 million lived alone while 6.1 million lived in other arrangements, i.e. with relatives, roommates etc.
To make things easier, in 1975 (according to Census figures), 57% of young Americans in the 18-34 age bracket were living with a spouse and 26% lived in their parents home, while in 2016 the figure was 27% and 31% respectively.
The huge increase in the percent of youths living with their parents coincides (amazingly) with the decline (and polarization) of the economic status of young Americans.