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New Study: 36.4% of Nevada adults live with roommates

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 18:10:56-05

A new study from Porch looking at the increasing household size of the average U.S. home found that household size is increasing for the first time in over a century, as more Americans are living with roommates.

Interestingly, over 75% of “doubled-up” households are comprised of family members only. Still, some locations tend to have many more households with roommates than others.

Researchers ranked U.S. states according to the share of adults living in doubled-up households and provided several additional data points, including the percentage of rent saved by living with roommates for each location.

In Nevada, 36.4% of adults live in double-up households, defined as households having one or more adults in addition to the head of household and spouse or partner. By doubling up, roommates in a two-bedroom unit in Nevada save 37.9% on rent.

Out of all states, Nevada has the 7th largest share of adults living with roommates.

The full study can be viewed by clicking here.