Age Generation Populations

Based on estimates from the United States Census Bureau released for July 2019, Millennials are the largest living generation in the country now. They moved ahead of Boomers by about 432,000.

BY BIRTH YEAR

GENERATION POPULATIONS

WITH RANKINGS BY MOST NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALIVE

#7

#6

#2

#4

#1

#3

#5

GREATEST GENERATION

SILENT GENERATION

BOOMERS

GENERATION X

MILLENNIALS

GENERATION Z

GENERATION ALPHA

1.7M

0.5%

23.2M

7.1%

71.6M

21.8%

65.2M

19.9%

72.1M

22.0%

66.9M

20.4%

27.6M

8.4%

TOTAL

PCT. POP.

1946

1965

1997

1928

1981

2013

MILLION PEOPLE

4

3

2

1

Those born before 1920 were grouped together.

0

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

2019

BIRTH YEAR

Compiled from population estimates from the United States Census Bureau for July 2019

BY BIRTH YEAR

GENERATION POPULATIONS

WITH RANKINGS BY MOST NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALIVE

MILLION PEOPLE

1

2

3

4

5

0

BIRTH

YEAR

#7

Those born before 1920 grouped together.

1920

GREATEST GENERATION

1.7M — 0.5%

TOTAL

PCT. POP.

1930

#6

SILENT GENERATION

23.2M — 7.1%

1940

1950

#2

BOOMERS

71.6M — 21.8%

1960

#4

1970

GENERATION X

65.2M — 19.9%

1980

#1

MILLENNIALS

1990

72.1M — 22.0%

2000

#3

GENERATION Z

66.9M — 20.4%

2010

#5

GENERATION ALPHA

2019

27.6M — 8.4%

Compiled from population estimates from the United States Census Bureau for July 2019

The generation years are from the Pew Research Center. Although Generation Alpha isn’t fully a thing yet, I think. You can find the Census data here.

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