Young Americans Are Staying Close to Home

From a story on by Alex Fitzpatrick headlied “Young Americans are staying close to home”:

The vast majority of young adults in the U.S. live within a stone’s throw of where they grew up, per new Census Bureau/Harvard University research,

Why it matters: It’s yet another data point suggesting many young Americans are staying relatively close to home rather than striking out on their own, in part due to economic forces.

By the numbers: By age 26, 80% of young adults live fewer than 100 miles from where they grew up.

  • 90% live fewer than 500 miles away.