When you saw the headline, how badly did you NOT want Iowa to be in the top ten? Here are the states with the most people living with their parents.
These days a lot of young Millennials continue to live at home after college and beyond, with data showing about 34.6% of those 18 to 34 still living with their parents as of 2017.
But just how many Millennials are living at home varies from state to state, and a new report by 24/7 Wall Street looked at U.S. Census data to discover which states have the most 18 to 34-year-olds still calling their parents place home.
The report finds that New Jersey is the state with the most 18 to 34-year-olds still living with mom and dad, 47.5% to be exact. One reason for this may be the fact that the cost of living in the Garden State is 12.9% higher than the national average, plus the median age for a first marriage is 29.9, the seventh-highest in the country.
Top Ten States With The Most Millennials Living At Home With Parents
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- New York
- New Mexico
Iowa actually shows up 47th on the list. We're so low for the same reasons as the state with the lowest number of millennials still living with their parents: North Dakota. States like Iowa (21.7 percent of millennials living at home) and North Dakota have a low cost of living and low unemployment rates. All three of my kids were also out of the house at 18, so we didn't contribute to the rate!!!!!