1 in 5 Americans Now Living in Multi-Generational Households

The number of Americans living in multi-generational households is approaching levels not seen since the 1950s.
August 11, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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.

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Published on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Pew Research Center
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