1 in 5 Americans Now Living in Multi-Generational Households
D'Vera Cohn and Jeffrey S. Passel report the findings of a Pew Research center analysis: "The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households has continued to rise, even though the Great Recession is now in the rear-view mirror."
"In 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof," add Cohn and Passel. The article includes a lot more detail on the analysis, including implications across genders, racial groups, and generations. For the record, 21 percent of Americans lived in multigenerational households in 1950, the last year before a decline that persisted until 1980.