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Ranked: US Cities Where Adult Children Still Live With Their Parents, 2020

Among large U.S. cities with the most adult children still living at home, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach (Florida) rank first. The data shows 33.20% of young adults 25-34-years old are living with their parents in the city.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey, the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds living with their parents reached 16.8% in 2019, after steadily rising from 10.8% in 2005. To improve relevance, only areas with at least 1,000,000 people were included in the analysis. The researchers ranked metros according to the percentage of young adults aged 24-35 living with their parents.

Top US cities with the most adult children still living at home

RankCities25- to 34-year-olds living with parentsMedian income for 25- to 34-year-olds living with parentsMedian income for All 25- to 34-year-olds
1Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL33.2%$20000$25000
2Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA32.5%$19000$24000
3Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA30%$21000$28000
4New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA26.6%$25000$35000
5Providence-Warwick, RI-MA26.3%$20000$30000
6Memphis, TN-MS-AR25.6%$13900$25000
7Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD24.9%$22000$32900
8Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL23.7%$19000$26000
9New Orleans-Metairie, LA23.6%$14000$23700
10Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI23.6%$20000$30000
11San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX23.5%$18000$26000
12Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT22.5%$26600$35000
13Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD22.4%$20000$35000
14San Diego-Carlsbad, CA22.3%$21800$30000
15Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL22.1%$18500$26000
16Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI22.1%$22100$33000
17Birmingham-Hoover, AL21.6%$15400$28000
18Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX21.5%$18700$29000
19Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA21%$18200$30000
20Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV20.5%$25000$41600
21San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA20.4%$30000$50000
22Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA20.4%$18000$28000
23Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ19.9%$20000$30000
24San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA19.9%$29700$48000
25Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH19%$28500$42000
26Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX18.9%$20000$30000
27Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV18.8%$20000$28000
28Tucson, AZ18.7%$18000$24500
29Jacksonville, FL18.6%$18000$27040
30Richmond, VA18.3%$17500$30000
31Cleveland-Elyria, OH17.7%$19500$30000
32St. Louis, MO-IL17.6%$15950$30000
33Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY17.6%$25000$32000
34Salt Lake City, UT17.3%$24000$32000
35Rochester, NY17.3%$21000$28180
36Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN17.3%$14400$30000
37Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC17.2%$18500$30000
38Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC16.6%$15000$30000
39Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN15.5%$18000$31000
40Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI15.3%$20000$35000
41Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN15.2%$20500$30000
42Pittsburgh, PA15.1%$20000$33800
43Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI14.7%$21000$30000
44Oklahoma City, OK14.6%$16000$28000
45Columbus, OH14.2%$20000$32000
46Kansas City, MO-KS14.1%$18000$32000
47Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN14%$17000$30000
48Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA13.8%$20000$32000
49Raleigh, NC13.8%$20000$32000
50Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI13.7%$25000$39000
51Austin-Round Rock, TX13.7%$20000$35000
52Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO13.2%$25000$38000
53Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA13.1%$25000$39000

So the next time someone tells you they live at home, try not to judge.

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Sophie Ireland

Sophie Ireland

Contributors Editor
Sophie Ireland is the Contributors Editor at for CEOWORLD magazine, where she covers hiring trends, money, the future of work, and lists and rankings, and all things related to professional success for readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She can be reached on email sophie-ireland@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.