A 27-Year-Old Is More Likely to Be Living With Their Parents Than Roommates . . . And Five More Facts About Today's Late 20s Americans
The Department of Education has been running a study since 2002 on a group of kids who were high school sophomores at the time . . . and are now roughly 27 years old. Here are six things they found about the average 27-year-old . . .
1. 40% have spent some time unemployed since 2009.
2. When they were 25, they weren't making huge money. In 2011, only 21% were making over $40,000 . . . and more than half were making less than $25,000.
3. About 60% of the kids who went to college in the 2000s took out student loans. 25% of them borrowed more than $25,000.
4. College dropouts are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than college graduates.
5. 10% say they've already fulfilled their career goals. And 57% say they're in a job that's a step toward their career goals.
6. They're more likely to be living with their PARENTS than roommates. 42% live with a spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend . . . 23% live with their parents . . . 19% live alone . . . and 10% live with roommates. (The Atlantic)