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Sorry, boomers: millennials and younger are new US majority

Sorry, boomers: millennials and younger are new US majority Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: August 03, 2020 01:36 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and kids now make up a majority of the U.S. population. A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of U.S. residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. The analysis of population estimates released this summer by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the combined millennial, Generation Z, and younger generations numbered 166 million people.  

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The combined Generation X, baby boomer, and older cohorts represented 162 million U.S. residents.

Millennials typically are defined as being born between 1981 and 1996. Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964.

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