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How Young Adults Live: 1967 and 2017

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cheryl Russell, New Strategist Press

The living arrangements of 25-to-34-year-olds have changed dramatically over the past 50 years, according to Census Bureau statistics. In 1967, more than 80% of 25-to-34-year-olds lived with a spouse. In 2017, no single living arrangement accounts for the majority of the age group.

Living arrangements of men aged 25 to 34

36.7% live with a spouse in 2017, down from 82.6% in 1967
18.3% are a child of the householder, double the 9.1% of 1967
14.0% live with a partner, up from just 0.3% in 1967
11.4% live alone, three times the 3.7% of 1967
  9.9% live with non-relatives, up from 1.4% in 1967
  9.7% live with other relatives, up from 2.9% in 1967

Living arrangements of women aged 25 to 34

45.1% live with a spouse in 2017, down from 82.7% in 1967
15.3% live with other relatives, up from 8.5% in 1967
14.1% live with a partner, up from just 0.2% in 1967
11.5% are a child of the householder, up from 5.3% in 1967
  8.8% live alone, nearly four times the 2.3% of 1967
  5.2% live with non-relatives, up from 1.0% in 1967

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