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The DC-Area Version of Mammoni

by UrbanTurf Staff

The DC-Area Version of Mammoni: Figure 1

In Italy, men who live at home with their mothers well into their 30s are known as “mammoni.” A BBC article from several years ago reported that this group had doubled in size between 1990 and 2000.

It appears that a similar phenomenon has taken place in the DC area over the last ten years.

Yesterday, The Washington Examiner had an interesting article about the increasing number of young adults who are moving back in with their parents in some of DC’s suburbs. The article highlighted DC-area Census statistics that showed an increase in the number of adults living at home over the past decade. While in DC proper and Arlington the number of young adults living at home rose only slightly (1.6% and 1.3%, respectively), the increase was much more pronounced in outlying areas. From The Examiner:

In Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the number of young adults living at home grew by roughly one-third over the last decade — three times the average rate of population growth in those jurisdictions. In rapidly growing Loudoun County, the population of young adults living at home more than doubled. In Prince William, the population grew at twice the rate of the overall county’s growth.

The article cited the area’s high-priced housing stock combined with a small supply of apartments in the suburbs and a scarcity of well-paying jobs as some of the reasons for young adults moving back home.

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