February 24, 2010

A Demographic Portrait of the Millennial Generation

Our new report on the Millennial generation includes a chapter that uses Census data to compare the demographic makeup, living arrangements and life experiences of this group of teens and twenty-somethings with older Americans when they were the same age. Census numbers also are the basis of an interactive graphic comparing the generations.

Overall, Millennials are more racially and ethnically diverse than older generations, more educated, less likely to be working and slower to settle down.