U.S. population by generation 2017

Resident population in the United States in 2017, by generation (in millions)

U.S. population by generation 2017 This graph shows the population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2017, by generation. In 2017, about 72 million Millennials were living in the U.S.
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Resident population in the United States in 2017, by generation (in millions)

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Population in millions
The Greatest Generation (born before 1928) 2.57
The Silent Generation (born 1928-1945) 25.68
The Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) 73.47
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 65.71
The Millennial Generation (born 1981-1996)71.86
Generation Z (born 1997 and later)86.43
Population in millions
The Greatest Generation (born before 1928) 2.57
The Silent Generation (born 1928-1945) 25.68
The Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) 73.47
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 65.71
The Millennial Generation (born 1981-1996)71.86
Generation Z (born 1997 and later)86.43
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This graph shows the population estimates for the United States as of July 1, 2017, by generation. In 2017, about 72 million Millennials were living in the U.S.
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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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