Nearly Half of Young Adults Live at Home in This State

New Jersey leads the nation
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2018 1:08 PM CST
Nearly Half of Young Adults Live at Home in This State
Lots of young adults in New Jersey still live with the folks. Not so in North Dakota.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Adults in New Jersey might be less embarrassed than most to utter the words, "I live with my parents." That's because the state hosts a higher percentage of young adults living with one or two parents than any other state in the country, per North Jersey Record, which surveyed census data from 2017. It showed 47% of New Jersey residents aged 18 to 34 still lived with their parents. On the opposite pole is North Dakota. The five states with the highest and lowest percentages of young adults living with their parents:


  1. New Jersey: 47%
  2. Connecticut: 42%
  3. Rhode Island: 41%
  4. New York: 41%
  5. Florida: 40%
  1. North Dakota: 16%
  2. South Dakota: 19%
  3. Nebraska: 21%
  4. Iowa: 22%
  5. Wyoming: 23%
(Living with parents might not be as bad as you think.)

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