Facts & Statistics
- Millennial Generation: Born after 1980 (ages 18-29)
- Generation X: Born 1965 – 1980 (ages 30-45)
- Baby Boomers: Born 1946 – 1964 (ages 46-64)
- Silent Generation: 1928 – 1945 (ages 65-84)
- The Greatest Generation: Born before 1928 (ages 85+)
FACTS ABOUT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
- Millennials make up 79 million of the population in the US (outnumbering Boomers at 76 million by 3.94%) – according to the United Nations Department of Economic Social Affairs.
- There are over 3 million people between the ages of 21-40 in Los Angeles County with media age at 34.8 – according to the 2010 Census Data.
- The Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce is the most direct and effective conduit to reach the next generation of young professionals with capacity to reach across multiple generations.
DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS: Pew Research 2010 Millennial Survey
Millennials vs. Other Generations:
- The most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history. Among those ages 13 to 29: 18.5% are Hispanic; 14.2% are black; 4.3% are Asian; 3.2% are mixed race or other; and 59.8%, a record low, are white.
- Starting out as the most politically progressive age group in modern history. In the 2008 election, Millennials voted for Barack Obama over John McCain by 66%-32%, while adults ages 30 and over split their votes 50%-49%. In the four decades since the development of Election Day exit polling, this is the largest gap ever seen in a presidential election between the votes of those under and over age 30.
- First generation in human history who regard behaviors like tweeting and texting, along with websites like Facebook, YouTube, Google and Wikipedia, not as astonishing innovations of the digital era, but as everyday parts of their social lives and their search for understanding.
- Least religiously observant youths since survey research began charting religious behavior.
- More inclined toward trust in institutions than were either of their two predecessor generations — Gen Xers (who are now ages 30 to 45) and Baby Boomers (now ages 46 to 64) when they were coming of age.
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