Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.
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.
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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.
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.
About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.
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.
Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home.
Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults.
The generation gap in American politics is dividing two younger age groups, Millennials and Generation X, from the two older groups, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.