The Growing Demand for Multigenerational Housing

A record 57 million Americans – 18.1% of the U.S. population – lived in multigenerational households in 2012, twice the number of people who lived in such arrangements in 1980, according to a 2014 report from the Pew Research Center. Since 1970 the number of people living in multigenerational households has steadily increased. The largest spike, not surprisingly, coincided with the Great Recession of 2007–2009. Since then the uptrend has continued, albeit at a slower pace, according to 2014 Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data…read more