Baby boomers baby boomers have always had an outsize presence compared with other generations they peaked at 788 million in 1999 and have remained the largest living adult generation there were an estimated 741 million boomers in 2016 by midcentury, the boomer population is projected to dwindle to 166 million. In 1966, time magazine declared that “the generation twenty-five and under” would be its “persons of the year” most likely, however, the postwar baby boom happened for more quotidian reasons.
Baby boomers, or those born from 1946 to 1964, will drop into second place and then third place by 2028, when generation x (those born between 1965 to 1980) will beat out baby boomers. Generations can be confusing this page is dedicated to answering common questions about generations and to give context to bigger generational conversation the center for generational kinetics solves tough generational challenges with igen, millennials, gen y, gen x and baby boomers.
Move over, baby boomers: millennials are now america’s largest generationover the past few years, my colleagues and i at the bureau of labor statistics have gotten a lot of questions about millennials’ spending habits. The generation’s population is expected to peak in 2036 with 811 million living members, when the oldest millennial is 56 for context, the baby boomer generation peaked in 1999 with 788 million members last year, millennials became the largest generation in the american workforce, pew reported.
See cnn's american generations fast facts for a demographic look at five generations of americans. Note: this post was originally published on may 16, 2016, under the headline “millennials match baby boomers as largest generation in us electorate, but will they vote” which reflected the center’s definition of millennials at the time (born between 1981 and 1998.