What has changed, instead, is the relative share adopting different ways of living in early adulthood, with the decline of romantic coupling pushing living at home to the top of a much less uniform list of living arrangements.Among young adults, living arrangements differ significantly by gender.Share living with spouse or partner continues to fall By Richard Fry Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home.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 in their own household.By 2014, 36% of 18- to 34-year-olds who had not completed a bachelor’s degree were living with their parent(s) while 27% were living with a spouse or partner.
For their part, young men (25%) are more likely than young women (19%) to be living in the home of another family member, a non-relative or in some type of group quarters.
The median age of first marriage has risen steadily for decades.
In addition, a growing share of young adults may be eschewing marriage altogether.
Some 14% of young adults were heading up a household in which they lived alone, were a single parent or lived with one or more roommates.
The remaining 22% lived in the home of another family member (such as a grandparent, in-law or sibling), a non-relative, or in group quarters (college dormitories fall into this category).