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When I finished college, I couldn’t wait to get back home to my parents’ house, pack up all of my shit and then get the hell out of there. I remember watching my sister four years removed from getting her degree in elementary school physical education or some crap still sitting on the couch with my pops watching episodes of Friends and then going over to my grandma’s house and watching my 50-year-old uncle sleeping on her couch.
And in both cases, I remember saying to myself, “You guys are fucking losers.”
An Alarming Number Of Millennials Are Still Living At Home With Their Parents
Well, fast forward to today, and it appears as though you can say the same thing about nearly one-third of the millennials living in this great country because that is the rather alarming rate of them still living at home with mommy and daddy. In New Jersey, just like pretty much everything else, it’s even worse, as almost half of the millennials in that swamp still can’t fend for themselves.
According to Business Insider, 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.
Check out the map below to see how pathetic the kids are in your home state.
Either houses in the Dakotas are going for six bucks these days or the kids there aren’t having any trouble finding work. Whatever the reason, kudos to them for doing their part to keep the national rate under 33 percent.