Four Charts That Prove That Today’s 30-Year-Olds Are Not Adults

Millennials aren’t hitting many adult milestones

by Catey Hill
Market Watch

Maybe 30 is the new 20.

Data released this week from the Census Bureau show that 30-year-olds today — as compared to 30-years olds in 1975 — are less likely to have hit many of the milestones that have come to define adulthood. In 1974 three in four 30-year-olds had married, had a child, were not enrolled in school anymore and had lived on their own; in 2015, just one in three could say that.

[…] This isn’t the first data to show that millennials — generally defined as people ages 18 to 34 as of 2015 — are living more like the younger people of yesteryear. Living with your parents is now “the most common young adult living arrangement for the first time on record,” a survey by the Washington D.C.-based think tank Pew Research Center.

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