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Cities with the most adults living with their parents

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Cities with the most adults living with their parents

The Great Recession from 2008 might be more or less over, but some of its most conspicuous trends live on. Among those trends is the rising number of multigenerational households, i.e., households where at least two generations of adults live under one roof. In 2016, for example, 64 million people—or 20% of the U.S. population— lived in a multigenerational household. When isolating young adults, the percentages increase substantially. In fact, it was determined that just over 32% of 18-to-34-year-olds in the U.S. still lived with their parents as of 2016.

Some reasons for this trend are obvious while others are less so. It’s safe to say the rising cost of rent and things such as college debt are a huge factor, as is an increasingly expensive housing market. Another reason? More and more people are waiting longer to get married and therefore not moving in with a spouse after high school or college. It’s also been reported that more young adults actually get along with their parents these days. Go figure.

Meanwhile, the country’s increasing racial and ethnic diversity also plays a vital role. In particular, Asians, Hispanics, and African-Americans are more likely to live in multigenerational households than whites. Whatever the overarching reasons, one thing remains certain: more young adults are living with their parents than ever before.

But what cities in America have the most adults cohabitating with their parents? Stacker used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find out, isolating the number of adults over 18 living in a multigenerational household. For context, Stacker also researched the median monthly gross residential rent in the U.S. in 2017 ($1,012) and the U.S. median individual full-time income ($46,881). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “Gross rent provides information on the monthly housing cost expenses for renters. Gross rent is the contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, and water and sewer) and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.).” Next, Stacker created rankings based on the percentage of adults living with their parents and used median individual income to break any ties.

Here are the cities with the most adults living with their parents.

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#50. East Orange, NJ

- Population age 18+: 50,432
- Adults living with their parents: 9,902 (19.6% of population, 6.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 7,375
--- Adults 35-64: 2,527
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $40,780 (13% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,103 (9% higher than the national average)

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#49. Pembroke Pines, FL

- Population age 18+: 134,492
- Adults living with their parents: 26,494 (19.7% of population, 6.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 21,015
--- Adults 35-64: 5,479
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $47,378 (1.1% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,378 (36.2% higher than the national average)

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#48. El Paso, TX

- Population age 18+: 492,577
- Adults living with their parents: 97,658 (19.8% of population, 6.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 77,739
--- Adults 35-64: 19,230
--- Adults 65+: 689
- Median individual full-time income: $36,711 (21.7% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $832 (17.8% lower than the national average)

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#47. Buena Park, CA

- Population age 18+: 63,622
- Adults living with their parents: 12,620 (19.8% of population, 7.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 10,331
--- Adults 35-64: 2,289
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $42,089 (10.2% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,567 (54.8% higher than the national average)

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#46. Homestead, FL

- Population age 18+: 50,018
- Adults living with their parents: 9,930 (19.9% of population, 7.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 8,428
--- Adults 35-64: 1,502
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $32,334 (31% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,303 (28.8% higher than the national average)

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#45. Chino, CA

- Population age 18+: 50,642
- Adults living with their parents: 10,113 (20% of population, 7.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 8,667
--- Adults 35-64: 1,446
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $45,493 (3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,626 (60.7% higher than the national average)

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#44. Downey, CA

- Population age 18+: 84,893
- Adults living with their parents: 16,957 (20% of population, 7.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 13,422
--- Adults 35-64: 3,423
--- Adults 65+: 112
- Median individual full-time income: $46,363 (1.1% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,372 (35.6% higher than the national average)

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#43. Menifee, CA

- Population age 18+: 70,500
- Adults living with their parents: 14,112 (20% of population, 7.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,697
--- Adults 35-64: 2,415
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $51,938 (10.8% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,448 (43.1% higher than the national average)

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#42. Dale, VA

- Population age 18+: 52,818
- Adults living with their parents: 10,599 (20.1% of population, 7.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 9,028
--- Adults 35-64: 1,571
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $50,340 (7.4% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,550 (53.2% higher than the national average)

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#41. West Covina, CA

- Population age 18+: 83,843
- Adults living with their parents: 16,958 (20.2% of population, 7.3% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 13,248
--- Adults 35-64: 3,576
--- Adults 65+: 134
- Median individual full-time income: $46,953 (0.2% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,629 (61% higher than the national average)

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#40. Garden Grove, CA

- Population age 18+: 137,716
- Adults living with their parents: 28,074 (20.4% of population, 7.5% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 23,064
--- Adults 35-64: 5,010
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $41,714 (11% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,426 (40.9% higher than the national average)

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#39. Bridgeport, CT

- Population age 18+: 108,698
- Adults living with their parents: 22,304 (20.5% of population, 7.6% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 17,624
--- Adults 35-64: 4,680
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $40,648 (13.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,091 (7.8% higher than the national average)

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#38. Hesperia, CA

- Population age 18+: 63,205
- Adults living with their parents: 13,075 (20.7% of population, 7.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 10,322
--- Adults 35-64: 2,753
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $42,293 (9.8% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,150 (13.6% higher than the national average)

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#37. Pomona, CA

- Population age 18+: 110,385
- Adults living with their parents: 23,144 (21% of population, 8.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 19,008
--- Adults 35-64: 4,031
--- Adults 65+: 105
- Median individual full-time income: $36,623 (21.9% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,259 (24.4% higher than the national average)

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#36. Victorville, CA

- Population age 18+: 83,317
- Adults living with their parents: 17,486 (21% of population, 8.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 12,290
--- Adults 35-64: 5,196
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $45,656 (2.6% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,151 (13.7% higher than the national average)

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#35. Lakewood, CA

- Population age 18+: 63,255
- Adults living with their parents: 13,349 (21.1% of population, 8.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 10,841
--- Adults 35-64: 2,508
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $57,207 (22% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,829 (80.7% higher than the national average)

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#34. Oxnard, CA

- Population age 18+: 151,734
- Adults living with their parents: 32,156 (21.2% of population, 8.3% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 24,421
--- Adults 35-64: 7,735
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $37,354 (20.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,530 (51.2% higher than the national average)

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#33. Chino Hills, CA

- Population age 18+: 61,573
- Adults living with their parents: 13,211 (21.5% of population, 8.6% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 10,648
--- Adults 35-64: 2,563
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $66,197 (41.2% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,925 (90.2% higher than the national average)

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#32. El Monte, CA

- Population age 18+: 87,869
- Adults living with their parents: 18,878 (21.5% of population, 8.6% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 15,445
--- Adults 35-64: 3,433
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $30,814 (34.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,224 (20.9% higher than the national average)

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#31. Palm Bay, FL

- Population age 18+: 87,647
- Adults living with their parents: 18,895 (21.6% of population, 8.7% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 15,293
--- Adults 35-64: 3,602
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $35,278 (24.7% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,039 (2.7% higher than the national average)

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#30. Santa Ana, CA

- Population age 18+: 242,588
- Adults living with their parents: 52,882 (21.8% of population, 8.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 43,788
--- Adults 35-64: 9,094
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $32,176 (31.4% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,496 (47.8% higher than the national average)

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#29. Union, CA

- Population age 18+: 62,409
- Adults living with their parents: 13,623 (21.8% of population, 9.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,117
--- Adults 35-64: 2,441
--- Adults 65+: 65
- Median individual full-time income: $57,179 (22% higher than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $2,050 (102.6% higher than the national average)

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#28. Ontario, CA

- Population age 18+: 130,676
- Adults living with their parents: 28,532 (21.8% of population, 9.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 23,706
--- Adults 35-64: 4,646
--- Adults 65+: 180
- Median individual full-time income: $38,247 (18.4% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,449 (43.2% higher than the national average)

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#27. Lauderhill, FL

- Population age 18+: 50,188
- Adults living with their parents: 10,993 (21.9% of population, 9.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 7,745
--- Adults 35-64: 3,248
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $32,544 (30.6% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,171 (15.7% higher than the national average)

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#26. Lake Elsinore, CA

- Population age 18+: 44,230
- Adults living with their parents: 9,744 (22% of population, 9.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 8,869
--- Adults 35-64: 875
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $43,523 (7.2% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,356 (34% higher than the national average)

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#25. Cicero, IL

- Population age 18+: 58,294
- Adults living with their parents: 12,863 (22.1% of population, 9.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,154
--- Adults 35-64: 1,709
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $32,098 (31.5% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $885 (12.5% lower than the national average)

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#24. Riverside, CA

- Population age 18+: 234,718
- Adults living with their parents: 52,000 (22.2% of population, 9.3% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 43,976
--- Adults 35-64: 7,616
--- Adults 65+: 408
- Median individual full-time income: $41,720 (11% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,352 (33.6% higher than the national average)

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#23. Mission, TX

- Population age 18+: 59,574
- Adults living with their parents: 13,526 (22.7% of population, 9.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,863
--- Adults 35-64: 1,603
--- Adults 65+: 60
- Median individual full-time income: $37,282 (20.5% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $670 (33.8% lower than the national average)

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#22. Palmdale, CA

- Population age 18+: 110,762
- Adults living with their parents: 25,282 (22.8% of population, 9.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 22,474
--- Adults 35-64: 2,739
--- Adults 65+: 69
- Median individual full-time income: $39,706 (15.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,298 (28.3% higher than the national average)

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#21. Paterson, NJ

- Population age 18+: 106,169
- Adults living with their parents: 24,524 (23.1% of population, 10.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 20,728
--- Adults 35-64: 3,710
--- Adults 65+: 86
- Median individual full-time income: $32,083 (31.6% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,179 (16.5% higher than the national average)

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#20. Perris, CA

- Population age 18+: 51,451
- Adults living with their parents: 12,003 (23.3% of population, 10.5% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 10,640
--- Adults 35-64: 1,363
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $35,527 (24.2% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,366 (35% higher than the national average)

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#19. Rialto, CA

- Population age 18+: 74,844
- Adults living with their parents: 17,617 (23.5% of population, 10.7% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 14,284
--- Adults 35-64: 3,333
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $35,859 (23.5% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,227 (21.2% higher than the national average)

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#18. Moreno Valley, CA

- Population age 18+: 147,817
- Adults living with their parents: 34,842 (23.6% of population, 10.7% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 28,120
--- Adults 35-64: 6,722
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $38,404 (18.1% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,443 (42.6% higher than the national average)

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#17. Florence-Graham, CA

- Population age 18+: 45,573
- Adults living with their parents: 10,785 (23.7% of population, 10.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 9,675
--- Adults 35-64: 1,110
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $28,956 (38.2% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,119 (10.6% higher than the national average)

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#16. Brownsville, TX

- Population age 18+: 127,671
- Adults living with their parents: 30,310 (23.7% of population, 10.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 24,789
--- Adults 35-64: 5,521
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $29,263 (37.6% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $690 (31.8% lower than the national average)

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#15. Norwalk, CA

- Population age 18+: 80,031
- Adults living with their parents: 19,180 (24% of population, 11.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 14,875
--- Adults 35-64: 4,305
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $41,738 (11% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,527 (50.9% higher than the national average)

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#14. Laredo, TX

- Population age 18+: 171,673
- Adults living with their parents: 41,499 (24.2% of population, 11.3% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 33,419
--- Adults 35-64: 7,956
--- Adults 65+: 124
- Median individual full-time income: $32,315 (31.1% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $809 (20.1% lower than the national average)

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#13. Brentwood, NY

- Population age 18+: 48,776
- Adults living with their parents: 11,890 (24.4% of population, 11.5% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 9,812
--- Adults 35-64: 2,078
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $40,455 (13.7% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $2,069 (104.4% higher than the national average)

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#12. East Los Angeles, CA

- Population age 18+: 90,092
- Adults living with their parents: 22,229 (24.7% of population, 11.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 16,535
--- Adults 35-64: 5,694
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $30,821 (34.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,054 (4.2% higher than the national average)

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#11. Pharr, TX

- Population age 18+: 53,284
- Adults living with their parents: 13,222 (24.8% of population, 11.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,227
--- Adults 35-64: 1,942
--- Adults 65+: 53
- Median individual full-time income: $31,725 (32.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $721 (28.8% lower than the national average)

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#10. South Gate, CA

- Population age 18+: 69,264
- Adults living with their parents: 17,475 (25.2% of population, 12.4% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 15,441
--- Adults 35-64: 2,004
--- Adults 65+: 30
- Median individual full-time income: $30,755 (34.4% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,111 (9.8% higher than the national average)

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#9. Compton, CA

- Population age 18+: 67,720
- Adults living with their parents: 17,375 (25.7% of population, 12.8% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 14,112
--- Adults 35-64: 3,131
--- Adults 65+: 132
- Median individual full-time income: $35,434 (24.4% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,193 (17.9% higher than the national average)

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#8. Baldwin Park, CA

- Population age 18+: 58,567
- Adults living with their parents: 15,153 (25.9% of population, 13.0% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 12,405
--- Adults 35-64: 2,690
--- Adults 65+: 58
- Median individual full-time income: $37,020 (21% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,457 (44% higher than the national average)

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#7. Carson, CA

- Population age 18+: 72,188
- Adults living with their parents: 18,840 (26.1% of population, 13.2% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 13,123
--- Adults 35-64: 5,552
--- Adults 65+: 165
- Median individual full-time income: $38,588 (17.7% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,314 (29.8% higher than the national average)

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#6. Jurupa Valley, CA

- Population age 18+: 74,533
- Adults living with their parents: 19,497 (26.2% of population, 13.3% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 16,062
--- Adults 35-64: 3,346
--- Adults 65+: 89
- Median individual full-time income: $39,852 (15% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,187 (17.3% higher than the national average)

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#5. The Hammocks, FL

- Population age 18+: 56,651
- Adults living with their parents: 15,026 (26.5% of population, 13.6% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 13,172
--- Adults 35-64: 1,854
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $35,496 (24.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,766 (74.5% higher than the national average)

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#4. Fontana, CA

- Population age 18+: 148,236
- Adults living with their parents: 39,649 (26.7% of population, 13.9% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 34,874
--- Adults 35-64: 4,573
--- Adults 65+: 202
- Median individual full-time income: $41,605 (11.3% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,269 (25.4% higher than the national average)

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#3. Miami Gardens, FL

- Population age 18+: 84,138
- Adults living with their parents: 23,866 (28.4% of population, 15.5% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 15,840
--- Adults 35-64: 7,950
--- Adults 65+: 76
- Median individual full-time income: $30,453 (35% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,243 (22.8% higher than the national average)

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#2. Lynwood, CA

- Population age 18+: 47,137
- Adults living with their parents: 13,642 (28.9% of population, 16.1% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 11,502
--- Adults 35-64: 2,004
--- Adults 65+: 136
- Median individual full-time income: $32,455 (30.8% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $1,196 (18.2% higher than the national average)

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#1. Pine Hills, FL

- Population age 18+: 55,523
- Adults living with their parents: 16,913 (30.5% of population, 17.6% higher than the national average)
--- Adults 18-34: 14,177
--- Adults 35-64: 2,736
--- Adults 65+: 0
- Median individual full-time income: $25,822 (44.9% lower than the national average)
- Median gross rent: $980 (3.2% lower than the national average)

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