The share of multigenerational households in the Bay Area
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 Bay Area counties ranges from almost 4% to over 9%, with San Francisco recording nearly 8%.
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 U.S. Census Bureau data.
Of note: Asian, Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than white Americans to live in multigenerational family households, per a 2022 analysis by Pew Research Center.
- Immigrants are also more likely to live in multigenerational households compared to U.S.-born people, the analysis found.
- Living close to family or friends can improve your health and happiness.
- It's become a popular option for families who want to give young adults or aging parents more privacy, The Mercury News reports.
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