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.
Show more
Loading statistic...
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%
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
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.
Show more
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.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Generation X in the U.S."

  • Life
  • Family and working life
The most important statistics
  • Political views
The most important statistics
  • Consumer behavior
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Millennials in the U.S.

All Information
in one Presentation

Millennials in the U.S.

Everything On "Millennials in the U.S." in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Other Reports & Dossiers

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money

only

$588*

per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
2 News

We use cookies to personalize contents and ads, offer social media features, and analyze access to our website. In your browser settings you can configure or disable this, respectively, and can delete any already placed cookies. For details, please see your browser’s Help section (by pressing F1). Please see our privacy statement for details about how we use data.