NEWS26 June 2015

Millennials now biggest US age group

News North America

US — New data from the US Census Bureau has revealed that millennials are now the biggest, most diverse age group in the US.


According to the data, as of July 1 2014, there were 83.1m millennials — defined as being born between 1982 and 2000 — in the US. This represents more than a quarter of the nation’s population. The data also revealed that 44.2% of these came from a minority race or ethnic group.

Young Americans are even more diverse: 50.2% are defined as being part of a minority race or ethnic group.

The least diverse age group was the oldest: there are now 46.2m over 65s, of whom 21.7% are from a minority.

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