Family Matters: Multigenerational living is on the rise and here to stay.
Our results are clear: multigenerational living is indeed on the rise in 2021, with more than 1 in 4
Americans (26%) living in a household with 3 or more generations. Given our finding in 2011 that 7
percent of Americans lived in a multigenerational household,4 this means that multigenerational living
has nearly quadrupled in the past decade (a 271 percent increase from 20115 to 2021). This finding is
incredibly striking, and our survey reveals some of the impetus for this staggering growth.