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How Large is Each Generation in the US?

From Gen Z and Millennials to Gen X, Boomers, and Traditionalists

We are frequently asked, “How large is each generation in the U.S.?” Great question! Below is the approximate size for each generation in the U.S. based on the birth years we use at The Center for Generational Kinetics.

A few of these birth years are slightly different than what you might see elsewhere. Here is a great blog post on how we determine birth years for each generation.

According to the U.S. Census, here is the approximate size of each generation in the U.S.:

Based on a total predicted U.S. Population in 2016 of 323,127,513:

  • Generation Z   (Born 1996 to Present) = 86,391,289
  • Millennials      (Born 1977 to 1995) = 83,545,955
  • Generation X   (Born 1965 to 1976) = 49,151,059
  • Baby Boomers (Born 1946 to 1964) = 74,102,309
  • Traditionalists (Born 1945 and Before) = 29,936,901

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