Connecticut Adults Among Those Most Likely to Live With Parents
It seems like there's more and more adults still living with their parents, and Connecticut is one of the top states where it couldn't be more true.
Now Connecticut didn't come in at the top of the list, but came in pretty close at number two. Here's a breakdown from the survey of the Top 5 states in the U.S., where you'll find more adults still taking up residence with their folks:
|State||Total 18-To-34 Year Olds||Total Living At Home||% Living With Parents|
So what do all five of these states have in common? The top factor was each state's cost of living -- all five have some of the highest in the nation. While most of us on the East Coast love our parents as much as any other region, most who are still at home were motivated by lower than expected wages, sky high rent, and the overall cost of running their own household. Other factors included delayed marriage, rising housing costs, and other economic factors that have changed the way most Americans live today.
In Connecticut, which is one of the most expensive states to live on your own and located between two major cities, Boston and New York, a little over 41% of 18-34-year-olds are still mooching off mom and dad. Only New Jersey had a larger percentage of young adults still living at home.
In New York, which was right behind Connecticut at number three on the list, the 39.87% who still live in their parents home cited sharing expenses as a way to get by.
As far as the Top five states where adult children are least likely to live with their parents, North Dakota ranked at the top followed by South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, and Nebraska.
So if getting out of your parents house is one of your New Year's resolutions this year, then you might want to think about packing your bags and heading to somewhere in the upper mid-west. You might be alone, but at least mom and dad won't be bugging you to take out the trash.