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Accession Number PB2013-100699
Title Multigenerational Households: 2009-2011.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author D. A. Lofquist
Abstract A topic of growing interest is that of multigenerational families-defined here as family households consisting of three or more generations. In 2000, 3.7 percent of households in the United States were multi-generational.1 By 2010, multigenerational households increased to 4.0 percent. Multigenerational households may be more likely to reside in areas where new immigrants live with their relatives, in areas where housing shortages or high costs force families to double up their living arrangements, or in areas that have relatively high percentages of children born to unmarried mothers who live with their children in their parents' homes.3 This brief provides information by state on three types of multi-generational households and differences by race or Hispanic origin of the householder in multigenerational households. It also examines the geographic distribution of multigenerational households as a percentage of family households by county. We concentrate on family households in order to remove the differential proportion of nonfamily households across states. More than one-quarter of all American households are one person living alone, and this proportion varies by state.
Keywords Families
Housing shortages
Multigenerational families
United States

Source Agency Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census
NTIS Subject Category 91E - Housing
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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