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America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014

Family Formation Figures

Indicator Fam1: Percentage of young adults ages 18–24 by gender and living arrangement,1989–2013
Percentage of young adults ages 18–24 by gender and living arrangement,1989–2013

NOTE: Child of householder category includes children in college who live away from home during the school year. Living with spouse and cohabiting categories include those who are also the child of the householder. Cohabitation status is not available before 1996. From 1996 to 2006, the cohabiting category includes only the reference person and his or her partner; after 2006, cohabiting partners who are not the reference person and his or her partner are also included. All other living arrangements (not shown in figure) include young adults who live in households with other relatives or non-relatives, such as roommates.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

Indicator Fam2: Birth rates for women ages 18–19 and 20–24 by marital status, 1980–2012
Birth rates for women ages 18–19 and 20–24 by marital status, 1980–2012

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.