PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Are you in your early 30s and living with your parents?
Don’t worry, you are most definitely not alone.
More young adults in the U.S. are living with their parents now than any time since around 1940, according to Pew Research Center analysis of census data.
In fact, in 2014 for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner, according to researchers.
The Great Recession is not solely to blame, but more young adults are living at their parents’ homes for longer periods of time, and in some cases they never left, researchers say.
Others moved back home after college.
This trend is not limited to the United States, researchers found. According to Eurostat, almost half of 18 to 34-year-olds were living with their parents in 2014.
Canada’s most recent census also found the 42.3 percent of adults ages 20-29 lived in their parents’ homes, up from 32.1 percent in 2009.