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N.J. young adults more likely to live with parents, less likely to marry than rest of U.S.
By Stephen Stirling | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
New Jersey’s young adults are better educated than they were 30 years ago, but are earning less and are far more likely to live with their parents than the previous generation, according to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The new figures, released as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, take a look at the young adult population across the country from a period of 2009 to 2013. They paint a fascinating picture of the state’s rapidly evolving 18 to 34 year-old demographic, one that will likely dictate the future of the Garden State but is still suffering the lingering effects of the Great Recession.
Nearly 30 percent of New Jersey’s 18 to 34 year-olds now hold a Bachelor’s degree, the new data show, compared to 19 percent in 1980 and 22 percent across the rest of the country.