Recent data from Pew Research Center shows that for the first time in the history of Pew's survey, adults 18-34 were more likely to live with parents, and 18-24 year olds are not the only ones contributing to this trend. Staffer Drew DeSilver explains that while 2014 saw the share of 18-24 year olds living at home jump modestly from 46% in 2006 to 50%, the share of 25-29 year olds sharply increased to 18% to 25% and the share of 30-34 year olds jumped from 9% to 13%.
More is learned when these groups are broken down by education:
Despite the popular image of college-educated adults moving back into the family nest after graduation, young adults with at least a bachelor’s degree are the least likely to live with their parents (19% did in 2014). And the share of college grads doing so has risen less sharply than that of young adults with a high school education or less.