The 10 Cities With The Most Young Adults Living With Their Parents

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More young adults than ever are living with their parents—and this trend could just be getting started.The share of adults aged 20-34 living at home rose to 24 per cent during the recession, up from 17 per cent in 1980, according to a study by Ohio State’s Zhenchao Qian.

Too many young people are unemployed or terrified of losing their jobs, not to mention scared of the long-dismal housing market.

Qian also noted secular trends that are keeping kids at home like the declining marriage rate. He also found that men and non-white groups are more likely to live at home.

We’ve picked out the 10 cities with the most young adults living at home. This list includes several notable centres of inequality like Bridgeport, NYC and LA. These may be places where home prices remain too high for millennials.

As several commenters pointed out below, this may not be a bad trend.

#10 Riverside, Calif.

26 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $18,000. Nine per cent of them are unemployed, and 55 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#9 Scranton, PA

27 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $21,000. Six per cent of them are unemployed, and 64 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#8 El Paso, TX

28 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $14,000. Seven per cent of them are unemployed, and 52 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#7 Los Angeles, Calif.

28 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $21,000. Seven per cent of them are unemployed, and 55 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#6 Oxnard, Calif.

28 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $23,000. Seven per cent of them are unemployed, and 68 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#5 New York, NY

30 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $28,000. Seven per cent of them are unemployed, and 70 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#4 Miami, FL

31 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $20,000. Seven per cent of them are unemployed, and 66 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#3 McAllen, TX

31 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $10,000. Eight per cent of them are unemployed, and 48 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#2 Honolulu, HI

32 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $25,000. Four per cent of them are unemployed, and 59 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

#1 Bridgeport, CT

34 per cent of young adults live with their parents.

Median income for young adults is $28,000. Eight per cent of them are unemployed, and 71 per cent of them are unmarried.

Data includes young adults aged 25-29 from 2007-2009. Source: US2010.

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