Here's some encouraging news for parents in Wyoming, there's a decent chance your kids might leave the house someday. The Cowboy State has the fifth-lowest percentage of young adults who still live at home with mom and dad, according to a new study.

Census Bureau statistics show that 23 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 in Wyoming still live with their parents, well below the national average of 35 percent. Only North Dakota (16%), South Dakota (19%), Nebraska (21%), and Iowa (22%) had a lower percentage.

New Jersey (47%) had the highest percentage of young adults still living at home, followed by Connecticut (42%), Rhode Island (41%), New York (41%), and Florida (40%).

Experts say young adults in states like Wyoming, Nebraska, and the Dakotas leave home because they can afford to. Rising rents and cost of living in other regions have forced 18-to-34-year-olds to trade their independence for practicality.


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