Special Report

States Where the Most People Still Live With Their Parents


To identify the states where the most people live with their parents, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the share of 18-34-year-olds living with their parents in each state, with data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. The cost of living in each state, or regional price parity, came from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and is for 2017. The median age of men and women when they were first married in each state comes from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Consumer Survey. We calculated an average age at first marriage weighted using the ratio of male to female in the state population aged 15-54 — the same age group considered for the male and female median age at first marriage figures.