Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

State News

Young Adults in Georgia Are More Likely than Average to Live with their Parents

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall St. via The Center Square

Advertisements

The public health and economic toll the coronavirus pandemic caused are well documented. Perhaps less understood are the social impacts. According to a report from Pew Research Center, young adults in the United States were more likely to be living with at least one parent in July 2020 than at any time since the Great Depression.

The historic numbers of young adults either moving back home or choosing to remain there during the pandemic appears to have been a continuation of a broader trend. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 34.4% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with at least one parent, grandparent, or former guardian in 2019 — compared to 31.5% in 2010.

The likelihood of young adults residing with their parents varies considerably from state to state.

Georgia is one of many southern states where young adults are more likely than average to live with their parents. An estimated 36.8% of the state’s population between the ages of 18 and 34 live with at least one parent or grandparent.

As is the case in most of the country, young adults in Georgia are more likely to live with a parent or grandparent now than they were a decade ago. In 2010, the share of 18 to 34 year olds living with their parents in the state was 31.0%. The 5.7 percentage point increase in Georgia was higher than the rise in all but one other state and well exceeds the 2.9 percentage point uptick nationwide.

To determine the states where the most young adults live with their parents, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on family and household type from the Public Use Microdata Sample summary files of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey. States were ranked on the percentage of adults 18 to 34 years old who live with their biological parents, adoptive parents, steparents, foster parents, or grandparents in 2019. Supplemental data on the median age at first marriage of the 15 to 54 year-old cohort came from the Census Bureau’s 2019 ACS. Data on regional price parity used to calculate cost of living came from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and is for 2019.

RankState18-34 year-olds living with parents (%)Median age at first marriage (years)March 2021 unemployment (%)
1New Jersey45.130.37.8
2Florida40.530.35.3
3California40.230.38.2
4Mississippi39.727.36.3
5Connecticut39.631.18.3
6Maryland39.530.26.0
7Rhode Island38.831.27.2
8New Mexico38.330.18.0
9New York37.730.78.5
10Hawaii37.429.68.6
11Georgia36.829.04.0
12Illinois36.229.97.1
13South Carolina36.029.24.8
14Louisiana35.729.26.6
15Texas35.628.47.2
16Alabama35.427.93.4
17Michigan35.029.55.2
18New Hampshire34.929.63.2
19Delaware34.330.56.6
20Arizona34.129.56.5
21Pennsylvania34.129.87.3
22Massachusetts32.930.76.6
23North Carolina32.928.94.6
24Virginia32.729.25.1
25West Virginia31.727.56.1
26Nevada31.429.27.6
27Tennessee31.327.85.1
28Alaska31.028.77.1
29Ohio30.429.14.9
30Arkansas30.426.44.8
31Indiana29.928.54.7
32Kentucky29.627.75.0
33Utah29.525.82.9
34Missouri28.828.14.4
35Maine27.829.25.4
36Oklahoma27.326.84.1
37Oregon26.729.66.5
38Wisconsin26.428.84.8
39Minnesota26.329.04.5
40Washington26.128.86.1
41Idaho26.026.74.0
42Vermont25.930.03.3
43Montana25.228.34.4
44Kansas25.227.43.8
45Colorado24.628.96.5
46South Dakota21.526.83.3
47Nebraska21.427.32.8
48Iowa21.127.84.4
49Wyoming20.326.05.9
50North Dakota14.327.44.8
Guest Columnist
Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

Local Gov't Around GA

A Bryan County woman filed a lawsuit this week after a school system reportedly terminated her for expressing her religious beliefs.  Lindsey Barr says...

South Georgia Local News

The man facing charges in the death of a golf cart driver in Effingham County has a lengthy criminal background spanning over twenty years,...

Crime & Safety

Governor Brian Kemp has issued a State of Emergency order for all counties in Georgia in preparation for Hurricane Ian’s impact later in the...

Bulloch Local News

Judge Joseph Cushner, Bulloch County’s State Court Judge, was recently named to a state board on criminal case data. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Judge...

Copyright © 2022 ... JustSun LLC.

NEVER MISS A STORY!
Sign Up For Our  Newsletter
Get the latest headlines and stories - and even exclusive content!- sent right to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link