All this time I thought I was supposed to be the one who lived at home in his parents’ basement. Or at least that is what people kept saying when I started full-time blogging/writing/editing at BroBible. Seriously, back in 2009, that was one of the biggest burns trolls on Facebook could muster, “have fun living in your parents’ basement.” Ouchie. That stings.
Since I was a victim of such harsh burns, I won’t sit here and rub it in the face of the 33% of American Millennials who do live at home with their parents. I am going to take the fucking high road. For the first time in my life.
Per Business Insider:
The US Census Bureau recently released a study on how young adulthood has changed between the 1970s and today. One of the main topics covered in the study was living situations.
In 1975, a 57% majority of young adults aged 18-34 lived with a spouse, while just 26% of adults lived in their parents’ home. In 2016, only 27% of young adults lived with a spouse, while the proportion of 18-34 year olds living with their parents went up to 31%, becoming the most common living situation.
As you can see from the map below, although 33% is the national average, a lot of states — NY, CT, NJ — are over 40%. New Jersey, is currently at 46.9%. SAD!
[H/T Business Insider]