Millennials – those born between early 1980's and 2000's - are changing our world.
With more than fifty percent of the world’s population currently made up of people 30 years old or younger, Millennials are now the largest generation on the planet. Their sheer size provides this generation with an immense opportunity to change, well, everything, and that’s exactly what they are doing.
Quick question: Who are the Millennials?
Millennials are generally defined as anyone born after 1980, and before the early 2000’s. In the year 2018, Millennials are typically made up of individuals ages 20 to 38.
Depending on your definition source, there may be some age overlap between older Millennials and Generation X, and younger Millennials and Generation Z. The majority of American-born Millennials have Baby Boomers parents, and are the largest generation in the history of the United States. Millennial numbers continue to grow, as a steady influx of young immigrants seek citizenship in the United States.
The Millennial paradigm has been immensely shaped by disastrous events of the times such as the: 9/11 terrorist attacks, Great Recession, Global War on Terror, and mortgage crisis. Experiencing such events at impressionable periods of development have led many members of the Millennial generation to be observably less trusting and more skeptical than their predecessors.
As Millennials continue to influence – may we dare say “create” - our culture, it’s important for today’s professionals to become acquainted with who the Millennials (really) are, how they think, what they care about, and how they will continue to impact our world.
Here are 15 statistics that’ll help you get a handle on who makes up the Millennial generation:
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