Which states have the most young adults living with their parents?

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Which states have the most young adults living with their parents?

About a third of adults ages 18 to 34 live with their parents, according to census data. High housing prices and hefty student loan debt may be keeping young people from moving out on their own, even in a strong job market.

Housing costs could help explain some of the state-by-state differences in the percentage of adults living at home, but not all. For example, New Jersey, which leads the state in the share of young adults living at home, is among the most expensive states in the country.

But relatively few young adults live with their parents in the District of Columbia, where housing is just as expensive as in New Jersey.

Here is how many 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents in each state based on 2017 American Community Survey data from the Census.

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1. New Jersey

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 46.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 863,799

2. Connecticut

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 41.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 297,131

3. New York

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 39.9%
Number of young adults living with parents: 1.8 million

4. Florida

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 38.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 1.6 million

5. Maryland

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 38.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 498,402

6. California

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 38.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 3.6 million

7. Delaware

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 37.2%
Number of young adults living with parents: 73,707

8. Rhode Island

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 37%
Number of young adults living with parents: 84,641

9. Massachusetts

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 36.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 535,641

10. Mississippi

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 36.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 231,238

11. Pennsylvania

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 36%
Number of young adults living with parents: 944,382

12. Illinois

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 35.8%
Number of young adults living with parents: 1 million

13. Hawaii

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 35%
Number of young adults living with parents: 108,183

14. New Hampshire

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 34.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 89,213

15. New Mexico

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 34.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 158,740

16. Alabama

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 34.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 355,244

17. Michigan

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 34%
Number of young adults living with parents: 713,764

18. Georgia

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 34%
Number of young adults living with parents: 766,662

19. Louisiana

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 33.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 359,037

20. Texas

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 33.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 2.1 million

21. South Carolina

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 32.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 335,723

22. West Virginia

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 32.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 115,564

23. Virginia

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 32.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 583,823

24. Arizona

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 31.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 475,191

25. Nevada

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 30.9%
Number of young adults living with parents: 201,267

26. Ohio

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 30.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 737,425

27. Tennessee

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 30.5%
Number of young adults living with parents: 431,493

28. North Carolina

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 30.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 649,761

29. Indiana

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 29.9%
Number of young adults living with parents: 422,106

30. Maine

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 29.7%
Number of young adults living with parents: 72,656

31. Alaska

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 29.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 52,902

32. Kentucky

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 28.9%
Number of young adults living with parents: 266,472

33. Missouri

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 28.3%
Number of young adults living with parents: 368,016

34. Utah

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 27.8%
Number of young adults living with parents: 210,305

35. Vermont

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 27.6%
Number of young adults living with parents: 33,307

36. Wisconsin

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 27%
Number of young adults living with parents: 326,583

37. Arkansas

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 27%
Number of young adults living with parents: 170,504

38. Minnesota

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 26.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 314,191

39. Washington

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 26.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 426,926

40. Oklahoma

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 25.8%
Number of young adults living with parents: 224,153

41. Oregon

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 25.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 223,225

42. Idaho

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 24.9%
Number of young adults living with parents: 88,812

43. Colorado

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 24.4%
Number of young adults living with parents: 309,809

44. Kansas

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 24.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 153,944

45. Montana

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 22.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 47,080

46. Nebraska

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 21.7%
Number of young adults living with parents: 90,076

47. Iowa

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 21.7%
Number of young adults living with parents: 141,948

48. Wyoming

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 20.7%
Number of young adults living with parents: 26,810

49. South Dakota

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 19%
Number of young adults living with parents: 34,074

50. District of Columbia

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 17.1%
Number of young adults living with parents: 34,804

51. North Dakota

Percentage of young adults living with parents: 14.5%
Number of young adults living with parents: 26,844

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