Population distribution in the United States in 2017, by generation

U.S. population share by generation 2017 The statistic depicts the distribution of the U.S. population in 2017, by generation. In that year, Millennials made up about 22 percent of the population in the United States.
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Population share
The Greatest Generation (born before 1928) 0.79%
The Silent Generation (born 1928-1945) 7.88%
The Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) 22.56%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 20.17%
The Millennial Generation (born 1981-1996) 22.06%
Generation Z (born 1997 and later)26.54%
Population share
The Greatest Generation (born before 1928) 0.79%
The Silent Generation (born 1928-1945) 7.88%
The Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) 22.56%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 20.17%
The Millennial Generation (born 1981-1996) 22.06%
Generation Z (born 1997 and later)26.54%
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The statistic depicts the distribution of the U.S. population in 2017, by generation. In that year, Millennials made up about 22 percent of the population in the United States.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of July 1, 2017
Supplementary notes
Excludes Armed Forces overseas.
Data has been calculated by Statista using the referenced table.
Statista used generational definitions published by Pew Research Center.
A definition for the Silent Generation can be found here.

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