Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964. Generation X: Born 1965-1980. Millennials: Born 1981-1996. Generation Z: Born 1997-2012.
Generation X was born between approximately 1965 to 1976. They came of age in the midst of skyrocketing divorce rates in the U.S., a new trend of both parents working, and the birth of personal computing and personal technology devices, such as the Commodore64, Atari, and Walkman.
Silent Generation (circa 1925 to 1945) Baby Boomers (circa 1946 to 1964) Generation X (circa 1965 to 1985) Millennial Generation (circa 1985 to 2000)
Generation Z (aka Gen Z, iGen, or centennials), refers to the generation that was born between 1997-2012, following millennials. This generation has been raised on the internet and social media, with some of the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering the workforce.
Generations defined by name, birth year, and ages in 2022
|Gen Z||1997 – 2012||10 – 25|
|Millennials||1981 – 1996||26 – 41|
|Gen X||1965 – 1980||42 – 57|
|Boomers II*||1955 – 1964||58 – 67|
Jan 4, 2022
They “zoomed” to the stores with their disposable income and financially stable lifestyles. Unlike the generation before them, Baby Boomers were much more vibrant and busy, hence the name “Zoomer.” However, as a need for Gen Z to have a name of its own grew, this word was repurposed.
What Are the Core Characteristics of Generation Z?
Jan 12, 2021
That is why the generations today each span 15 years with Generation Y (Millennials) born from 1980 to 1994; Generation Z from 1995 to 2009 and Generation Alpha from 2010 to 2024. And so it follows that Generation Beta will be born from 2025 to 2039.
Generation Alpha (or Gen Alpha for short) is the demographic cohort succeeding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media use the early 2010s as starting birth years and the mid-2020s as ending birth years.
That is why the generations today each span 15 years with Generation Y (Millennials) born from 1980 to 1994; Generation Z from 1995 to 2009 and Generation Alpha from 2010 to 2024.
Meet the mini millennials: Generation Alpha, the generation of children born between 2011 and 2025. Like a mirror of their parents (matching mother-daughter outfits, anyone?), this generation is on track to become the largest generation in history.
As generational stereotypes go, I nominate Gen X to be, without a doubt, known as "The Coolest Generation." Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) started off on the right track with the hippie movement in the '60s, but soon became the folks that brought us the “Me Decade,” yuppies, and President Trump.
Alpha generation children are born at a time when technological devices are getting smarter, everything is connected, and the physical and the digital are coming together. As they grow up, new technologies will become part of their lives, their experiences, their attitudes and their expectations of the world.
Analysts describe this generation as “hardworking, financially responsible, independent and determined to earn what they deserve. Surveys have shown that they value education, entrepreneurship, having a family and being financially savvy.
The term "snowflake generation" was one of Collins English Dictionary's 2016 words of the year. Collins defines the term as "the young adults of the 2010s (born from 1980-1994), viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations".
The “silent generation” are those born from 1925 to 1945 – so called because they were raised during a period of war and economic depression. The “baby boomers” came next from 1945 to 1964, the result of an increase in births following the end of World War II.
Of all the prevailing stereotypes about millennials, one of the biggest and most cited is their generation's sense of entitlement. Though different groups likely have different definitions, entitlement (or an entitlement complex) basically means you believe you're owed something intrinsically.
A Millennial is anyone born between 1980 and 1995. In the U.S., there are roughly 80 million Millennials. A member of Gen Z is anyone born between 1996 and the early-mid 2000s (end date can vary depending on source).
While 75% of millennials say they're avoiding phone calls because they're too time-consuming, there's an even bigger reason they don't like to talk on the phone. It turns out that, according to BankMyCell, 81% of millennials get apprehension anxiety “before summoning the courage to make a call.”
Gen Z sees millennials as a generation too willing to define ourselves by our interests and identities. That comes through in a loyalty to brands, or '90s nostalgia, or political figures, rather than movements, philosophies, or ideals.