The Multigenerational Household: Growing Across the USA


By Richard Fry
Pew Research Center

As successive generations of young adults in the United States cope with rising student debt and housing costs, multigenerational living is increasingly providing a respite from the storm.

That’s the key finding of new data from Pew Research Center that finds 25% of U.S. adults ages 25 to 34 resided in a multigenerational family household in 2021 — up from 9% in 1971.


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