It is an unfortunate fact that many people start thinking of moving out of their parents' house long before they should have to. So it is not surprising that that one of the most commonly asked questions about moving out and living with roommates is "how old do you have to be to move out?". Since we occasionally get this question here at Friends With Beds we put together this chart for your reference.
Of course we are not lawyers and none of this is legal advice, laws may be interpreted differently from one city or police jurisdiction to the next.
In the United States age of adulthood (or as it is also known Age of Majority) is determined by state rather than federal law and is thus different from state to state.
For example Arkansas, Nevada and Ohio define an adult as a person 18 years of age or a high school graduate.
Georgia and Texas define adults as being over 17.
Connecticut defines a "child" or "youth" as anyone under the age of 16.
South Carolina and Mississippi have the highest ages of majority at 21.
|Arkansas||18 or graduation from high school|
|District of Columbia||18|
|Nevada||18 or graduation from high school|
|Ohio||18 or graduation from high school|
|Tennessee||18 or graduation from high school|
|Utah||18 or graduation from high school|
|Virginia||18 or graduation from high school|
|Wisconsin||18 or graduation from high school|