Study: 28% of young adults in SC have moved back in with parents

South Carolina News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A recently released survey found that more than a quarter of South Carolinians between the ages of 18 and 35 have moved back in with their parents over the past year.

The study, conducted by, also found that 30% of parents “say they feel burdened” by their adult children moving back home, with 15% having to postpone retirement to support their children.

The kids moving back home feel differently, with 72% of respondents saying they see it as a “prudent” financial move.

While some may have made the move as a result of the COVID-19 economy, researchers behind the study say “the pandemic amplified a trend that has been on the rise over the last few decades,” with “sustainable economic independence… steadily receding” and young adults getting married less frequently.

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