The number of young adults, aged 25 to 34, living in their parents' home increased between 2005 and 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of men living with their parents rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and from 8 percent to 10 percent over the same period for women.

"The increase in 25 to 34-year-olds living in their parents' home began before the recent recession, and has continued beyond it," says study author, Rose Kreider, a family demographer with the Fertility and Family Statistics Branch.  

Fifty-nine percent of men aged 18 to 24 and 50 percent of women 18 to 24 resided in their parents' home in 2011, up from 53 percent and 46 percent, respectively, in 2005. It should be noted that college students living in dormitories are counted in their parents' home, so they are included in these percentages.

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