Nov 28, 2023 - News

A growing number of Richmond homes are multigenerational

Share of multigenerational households among families, 2020
Data: Census Bureau; Map: Alice Feng/AxiosData: Census Bureau; Map: Alice Feng/Axios

Multigenerational households ā€” three or more generations under one roof ā€” are on the rise in the U.S.

By the numbers: Just over 17,000 Richmond-area households are multigenerational, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

  • Chesterfield has the highest share in the metro area at just over 7%, followed by Richmond at 6.7% and Henrico at 6.6%.
  • Hanover's is 5.2%.

Worth noting: Manassas Park has the highest share of multigenerational households in the state at 12%, while nearby Arlington has one of the lowest, at 3.4%.

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.

The intrigue: Living close to family or friends can improve your health and happiness.

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