Baby Boomers defined

Here are some well known facts:

Baby boomers are people born during the demographic post–World War II baby boom approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 51 and 70 years old in 2016. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the term “baby boomer” is also used in a cultural context.
The Baby Boomers (Americans born during the 1946 to 1964 Baby boom) were dubbed the Me generation by writer Tom Wolfe during the 1970s; Christopher Lasch was another writer who commented on the rise of a culture of narcissism among the younger generation


Did you know these facts?

  • At the end of 1964, Baby Boomers numbered almost 76.4 million
  • At the end of 1964, Baby Boomers represented almost 40% of the population
  • In 1966, Time Magazine declared the generation “Twenty-five and Under” as it’s Persons of the Year
  • The move to the suburbs is tied to the Baby Boom generation
  • Social Security faces a financial crisis from the impending retirement of the 76 million Baby Boomers as we retire. The first group was eligible for benefits in 2008.
  • By 2030, about one in five Americans will be older than 65
  • Baby boomers adopt tablets, wearable devices and other technologies just as energetically as younger users, according to participants at the Booming Tech forum