Baby Boomers, are part of the generation boom in the U.S. following World War II – since they are a bit older, their numbers are shrinking… In case you are wondering Boomers also happen to be parents of Millennials. But since most immigrants coming into the U.S. are members of the Millennial generation, the population centered in that gap continues to grow, without older immigrants expanding the ranks of Boomers in the population, Millennials are expected to hold rank for the next 8 to 10 years!
Traditionally, Baby Boomers have had an outsized presence in comparison with other generations. They were formally the largest generation, which peaked in 1999 at 78.8 Million, with an estimated 74.9 million Boomers in 2015.
Generations are analytical constructs, Pew Research Center established that the oldest “Millennial” was born in 1981 and Pew continues to assess demographic, attitudinal habits and culture to help establish when the youngest Millennial was born… this analysis assumes the youngest Millennial was born in 1997.
The generational span of Millennials is 17 years; with the average annual birth rate during the years when Millennials were born, sustaining 3.9 million during the 1980s and 1990s.
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