The total number of U.S. households with at least one member younger than 50 years old shrank between 2004 and 2014; at the same time, the number with at least one member between 50 and 75 grew. This pattern held true for black and non-Hispanic white households. On the other hand, except for a slight dip among Hispanic 24- to 29-year-olds, the number of Asian and Hispanic households rose across the board.
Check out the Mortgage Bankers Association's chart, Change in the Number of Households by Age, 2004-2014, based on U.S. Census Bureau data.
What's going on?
Among the reasons for losses:
And for gains:
Will losses ease up? Time will tell.
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