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Family Housing Trend: Multi-Generational Households...Lasting Trend?


One of my past blogs from November 2012, Boomerang Grads Returning Home to Live...Housing Dynamic Has Changed”, discussed the growing trend of multi-generational families living together in one home.  Apparently, this trend is still going strong post-recession period.  I have included two interesting articles that source the Census data from the Pew Research Center. 



All in the Family Home: Record 57 Million Americans

Living in Multi-Generational Households


By Laura Meckler I July 17, 2014 I Wall Street Journal

Driven by young adults, the share of Americans living in multi-generational households continues to climb, a new report released Thursday finds, a trend that accelerated during the recession but has extended beyond it.

A record 57 million Americans—or 18.1% of the population—lived in multi-generational households in 2012, according to an analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center, a think tank. The rate, up from 17.8% in 2011, has been on a steady march upward since its post-World War II low in 1980, when just 12.1% of the population utilized these arrangements.

“After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and has kept on growing in the post-recession period, albeit at a slower pace,” Pew found.”

Read More: Wall Street Journal Article



Young Adults Stay at Home as

U.S. Multigenerational Living Rises


By Victoria Stilwell I July 17, 2014 I Bloomberg News

“Young adults are more likely than any other cohort to live in multigenerational homes, exceeding even the elderly -- who have typically held that distinction, according to the report. Some 23.6 percent of those 25- to 34-years old lived with multiple generations in 2012, compared with 22.7 percent of Americans 85 and older.

Of the young adults in multigenerational homes, 80 percent were residing with their parents. Within the cohort, men are “significantly” more likely than women to be living with multiple generations, which is different from most other age groups.

The rise in multigenerational living also comes as racial and ethnic minorities, who are more likely to reside in such arrangements, make up a growing share of the population.”

Read More:  Bloomberg News Article


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Comment balloon 3 commentsRick Reed • July 17 2014 09:23AM


This is actually a very old model of a family lifestyle...that nuclear family was the "newbie"....

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 6 years ago

Many of my Silicon Valley clients have always had the multi-generational home and lifestyle.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 6 years ago

Houses that are conducive to multi-generational living will become more popular. "Aging in place" support systems means more families will be looking for homes that will be conducive to accommodate aging parents.


Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) almost 3 years ago