Friday, December 7, 2018

Re-Posting: Millennials -- December 7, 2018

Updates

March 2, 2019: two "wings" of Millennials -- generation Y (1981 - 1991) and generation Z (1991 - 2001). Broad definition of "millennials": those reaching adulthood in the early 21st century. That's a very, very wide range. That would almost include some 30-ish year-old parents with teenage millennials -- in other words, millennials raising millennials.


December 8, 2018: see also --
From infoplease:
  • 0 to 19: 80 million: (generation Z, iGen)
  • 20 to 34: 60 million (the millennials)
  • 35 to 54: 80 million (generation X)
  • 55 to 74: 40 million (baby boomers)
  • over 74: 20 million
December 8, 2018: in the original post I mentioned that it might be wise to take Occasional-Cortex seriously. From wiki:
Post-Millennial is a name given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Pew Research in statistics published in 2016 showing the relative sizes and dates of [Generation Z, the iGen].
The same sources showed that as of April 2016, the Millennial generation surpassed the population of Baby Boomers in the USA (77 million vs. 76 million in 2015 data), however, the Post-Millennials were ahead of the Millennials in another Health and Human Services survey (69 million vs. 66 million).
Original 

Re-posting from an earlier post. Our oldest granddaughter was talking to me about the various generations on our drive back from water polo practice last night. I had forgotten how long the "millennial" generation lasts, for those born between 1984 and 2000. So, those who are as young as 18 to as "old" as 34 years of age in 2018. Wow, that's the group that are now becoming the middle-level managers of US businesses, and soon to take over as CEOs, project managers, etc. Some are being elected to Congress.

Someone mentioned yesterday that it would be wise to take Occasional-Cortex seriously. She may be a ditz, but she will change the conversation, and sometimes that is all it takes. Age 29, born 1989. A real millennial.

Beto: age 46, but first elected to US House in 2012, six years ago, age 40. Born 1972, generation X.

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Demographics

Wiki now has a page on "millennials."

Follows "Generation X"; precedes "Generation Z." Therefore, also known as "Generation Y." 

Note: the correct spelling -- two "n's."

For various reasons, I'm going to update the following post by making one change. I'm changing the years of birth for millennials (previous, 1983 - 1998) to 1984 - 2000 (comes pretty close to range that wiki gives).
Millennials. Lots of talk these past few weeks about "millennials." Time to re-look at the "definitions. From an earlier post:
I had forgotten the "definition" of "Generation Z" but vaguely recalled blogging about it:
Definitions:
  • iGen, generation Z, centennials: 2000 -
  • oldest iGen: 2000 - 2005 (my thoughts -- teens in 2018)
  • middle iGen: 2006 - 2011 (my thoughts -- middle schoolers in 2018)
  • younger iGen: 2012 - (my thoughts -- pre-K in 2018)
  • millennials, generation Y, 1984 - 2000 
    • younger millennials (part of generation Y, children of baby boomers): 1992 - 2000
    • older millennials (part of generation Y, children of baby boomers): 1984 - 1991 (in 2017:  26 - 34)
  • generation X: 1965 - 1983 (no precise dates, late baby  boomers)
  • baby boomers: 1946 - 1964  
Definitions (from this site)
  • iGen, generation Z, centennials: 1996 --
  • millennials or generation Y: 1977 - 1995 (18-year span)
  • generation X: 1965 - 1976 (11-year span)
  • baby boomers: 1946 - 1964 (18-year span)
  • traditionalists or silent generation: born 1945 and before
Birth years important to me:
  • 2014: youngest iGen
  • 2006: middle iGen
  • 2003: oldest iGen
At age five years of life, for
  • the youngest iGen, 2019 - Apple's iPhone X
  • the middle iGen, 2012 - Apple's iPhone 4s
  • the oldest iGen, 2009 - Apple's iPhone 3g
There was a huge jump from iPhone 3, 4 to iPhone 6, 7, 8 and, then iPhone X. Based on iPhone models, the middle and oldest iGen generations are very similar; however, the youngest iGen generation is almost a new generation, being so much different than older iGen individuals.

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