Generation Zers, Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in 2016, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast.
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.
Americans are moving at the lowest rate on record, and recently released Census Bureau data show that a primary reason is that Millennials are moving significantly less than earlier generations of young adults.
For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.
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Despite improvements in the labor market, Millennials today are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were in the depths of the Great Recession.
Our interactive graphic compares the generations today and in the years that each generation was young (ages 18 to 33) to demonstrate this sea change in the activities and experiences of young adults that has occurred over the past 50 years.
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012.