November 18, 2017, 5am PST
The National Building Museum draws attention to the drastic change that has come to the American household. No longer does the nuclear family dominate the housing market, and a new era of housing development must be launched.
October 12, 2017, 7am PDT
Homeownership is declining in the United States, so what does the new homeowner of the post-recession era look like?
September 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
There has been a lot of speculation about the motivations of Millennials as they enter the workforce and the real estate market. The Pew Research Center starts with the facts.
August 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
Cities that are serious about transportation goals need to think seriously about supporting families who choose to live low car lifestyles.
December 22, 2016, 6am PST
The highest share of young Americans living with their parents hit a record high of 40.9 percent in 1940. In 2016, the share falls just short of that figure, at 40 percent.
October 4, 2016, 9am PDT
There is not one single kind of family, so there should not be one kind of "Single Family Home."
August 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households is approaching levels not seen since the 1950s.
December 2, 2015, 12pm PST
A revealing examination of demographic data shows a country that bears little resemblance to the 1950s era that bequeathed its housing and transportation models to current generations.
April 19, 2015, 7am PDT
Lakeview, on the North Side of Chicago lost one percent of its total households between 2000 and 2011, while its population grew 11 percent. That means more families, but according to a new report, the neighborhood might need new zoning to keep up.
March 1, 2015, 1pm PST
Data from Washington D.C. shows how the demographics of eastern neighborhoods have shifted heavily toward childless singles over the past decade.
February 21, 2015, 11am PST
The most recent Census Bureau Housing Vacancy Survey showed a long-awaited boom in household growth—to the tune of 1.6 million households in year-over-year growth.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
June 30, 2014, 6am PDT
Although the recession disrupted household creation by Millennials, a new study from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies suggests the generation will soon start to create households in large, influential numbers.
November 22, 2012, 7am PST
Kaid Benfield takes a moment to reflect on the changing nature of the American household and how it will shape our cities in the coming years.
June 20, 2011, 12pm PDT
Think your living arrangement is unique? You aren't alone. The New York Times parses the vicissitudes and permutations of the twenty-first century American households.
April 13, 2010, 9am PDT
The United States population is on the rise, but the number of households within the U.S. is falling. Many link the drop to the downturn in the economy.