A recent study finds that a typical American adult lives only 18 miles away from his or her mom, the New York Times reports.
The information is from an Upshot analysis of data from a survey of older Americans.
On average, Ohioans are 14 miles away from their mother. Only 20 percent live more than a couple of hours drive from their parents.
Most cited reasons for living near home is the tug of family ties, while the most-cited reason for leaving is job opportunities.
The data also shows that close-knit families lean on each other for financial or practical support. Experts suggest baby boomers will need more care as they age.