In January 2018, Shift released Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability Challenges, which revealed a largely unexplored phenomenon: more Coloradans are living with friends, roommates and family members in “doubled-up” households. This brief, the first in a two-part series, explores the data on doubled-up households in Colorado, describing the demographics, geographic distribution and change in the prevalence of the doubling-up phenomenon from 2006 to 2017. The second part in the series, which will be released in late 2019, will explore the economics surrounding these households.
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of Colorado households were doubled up in 2017, compared to 20 percent in 2006.