Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation
Millennials now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.
World’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
The world was home to nearly half a million people ages 100 and older in 2015, more than four times as many as in 1990. And this growth is expected to accelerate.
The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth
Nearly six-in-ten U.S. Hispanics are Millennials or younger, making them the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. In 2014, the median age of Hispanics was just 28 years.
Many Americans don’t argue about religion – or even talk about it
About half of U.S. adults tell us they seldom (33%) or never (16%) talk about religion with people outside their family.
Americans’ views of immigrants marked by widening partisan, generational divides
Between 1994 and 2005, Republicans’ and Democrats’ views of immigrants tracked one another closely. Beginning around 2006, however, they began to diverge.
From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.
Millennials give Obama a boost as his job rating rebounds
About six-in-ten (62%) Millennials approve of the job Obama is doing. By comparison, half of Gen Xers, 43% of Boomers and just 37% of Silents offer positive ratings of the president’s job performance.
10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone
After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.
Millennials less confident about nation’s future, but so were their parents, grandparents when young
Two decades ago, Gen Xers, then in their teens and 20s, stood out for their lack of confidence in the nation’s prospects. And two decades before that, Boomers were less bullish than their elders in assessing America’s future.