Charted: Multigenerational households in Philadelphia County
Multigenerational households — three or more generations under one roof — are on the rise in the U.S.
By the numbers: The share of multigenerational households in Philadelphia County is 11% — the highest in the state.
The big picture: Financial concerns and caregiving needs are two of the major reasons people live with their parents (and parents' parents.)
- There were 6 million multigenerational households in the U.S. in 2020, up from 5.1 million in 2010, according to census data.
Zoom out: Half of the top 10 counties with the highest share of multigenerational households are in South Dakota.
The intrigue: Living close to family or friends can improve your health and happiness.
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