The Pew Research Center analyzed 2016 Census data to discover that the number of US households spanning multiple generations of residents over the age of 25 had reached 20%. This amounts to 64 million, an all-time high for the US. For comparison, the numbers were 19% at 60.6 million in 2014 and 17% at 50.5 million in 2009.
Some demographics can account for a large percentage of this trend, such as Asians and Hispanics — traditionally more likely to live in multigenerational households — at 29%, as well as millennials at 33%, some of whom are still recovering from the economic situation in 2008. Nonetheless, it’s a trend that is growing among all races and most age groups, and is largely independent of sex.