Generations Defined

 

 

  • Generation Z:  Born after 1997
    One-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate will be part of a new generation of Americans – Generation Z. Roughly 24 million will have the opportunity to cast a ballot in November, 2020. (Source: Social Trends, PEW Research Center)
  • The Millennial Generation: Born 1981-1996
    Age of Adults in 2015: 18 to 34*
  • Generation X: Born 1965 to 1980
    Age in 2015: 35 to 50
  • The Baby Boom Generation: Born 1946 to 1964
    Age in 2015: 51 to 69
  • The Silent Generation: Born 1928 to 1945
    Age in 2015: 70 to 87
  • The Greatest Generation: Born before 1928
    Age in 2015: 88 to 100

*No chronological end point has been set for this group. For the purpose of following a cleanly defined group, Millennials are defined as those ages 18 to 34 in 2015.

SOURCE: PEW Research Center