Pew Research Center age breaks for Silent, Baby Boomer, GenX and Millennial Generations

Pew Research Center reports and data on the Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 1996 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.

April 11, 2018

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force

As of 2017, 56 million Millennials were working or looking for work, more than the 53 million Generation Xers and 41 million Baby Boomers in the labor force.

April 5, 2018

A record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households

The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.

April 3, 2018

Millennials approach Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in the electorate

As of November 2016, an estimated 62 million Millennials were voting-age U.S. citizens – moving closer in number to the 70 million Baby Boomers.

March 16, 2018

How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago

Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.

March 1, 2018

Millennials projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation

Millennials are expected to overtake Boomers in population in the U.S. in 2019 as their numbers swell to 73 million and Boomers decline to 72 million.

ReligionOctober 26, 2017

5 facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

While Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults. Read five facts about Muslim Millennials.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 6, 2017

5 facts about Millennial households

Millennials trail Baby Boomers and Generation Xers in the number of households they head. But Millennial-run households represent the largest group in some key categories, such as the number in poverty or the number headed by a single mother.

July 31, 2017

Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election

Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in the 2016 general election, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast.

Internet & TechJune 21, 2017

Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.

May 16, 2017

Today’s young workers are more likely than ever to have a bachelor’s degree

Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had completed at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, compared with 32% of Generation X workers and smaller shares of the Baby Boom and Silent generations when they were in the same age range.