American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live, 8th Edition

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For decades, the U.S. population has been fragmented by generation. The eighth edition of American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live is the tool for piecing together those fragments and seeing the whole. It is the resource for researchers who want to compare and contrast the living generations - iGeneration, Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boom, Swing, and World War II. The age and generational profiles contained in this book are an invaluable resource for marketers, advertisers, small businesses, large corporations, entrepreneurs, consultants, business students, and the libraries that serve them.

American Generations opens with an in-depth overview of the demographics of each generation, including a preview of the new baby bust (Recession babies). The 11 additional chapters examine Attitudes, Education, Health, Housing, Income, Labor Force, Living Arrangements, Population, Spending, Time Use, and Wealth. This edition of American Generations includes 2012 attitudes data from the General Social Survey, 2011 time use data from the American Time Use Survey, the latest income, housing, labor force, and spending data, as well as 2011 data on net worth, assets, and debt. Each chapter includes tables and text showing how the generations are alike and different, the important trends, and what to expect in the future.

Today’s world is changing rapidly. People who are as little as 10 years apart in age can have very different experiences, making them unlike one another in significant ways. American Generations reveals the differences. Those who know the differences will better understand what lies ahead..
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Introduction

Chapter 1. the Generations
Highlights
The iGeneration: Growing Up
The Millennial Generation: Bigger than Boomers
Generation X: Now in Middle Age
The Baby-Boom Generation: Still Center Stage
Older Generations: The Wealthiest Retirees

Chapter 2. Attitudes
Highlights
Television Remains the Most Important Source of News
Internet Is Most Important Source of Science News
Religious Beliefs Shape the Perspectives of Older Americans
Younger Generations Support Gay Marriage
Most Americans Do Not Trust Others
Millennials Are Least Likely to Be Conservative
Many Think Their Income Is below Average
Younger Generations See a Better Future
Millennials Socialize the Most

Chapter 3. education
Highlights
Generation X and Millennials Are the Most Highly Educated
Millenial Women Have the Highest Educational Attainment
Asians Are Well Educated
Young Adults Are Much More Likely to Be in School
More than One in Four Americans Are in School
Millennials Are Boosting College Enrollment
Part-Time Study Is the Norm for Older Students
Millennials Will Boost the Number of Older College Students

Chapter 4. Health
Highlights
Most Americans Feel “Very Good” or “Excellent”
Fertility Rate Is Falling
Blacks and Hispanics Have Children at a Younger Age
More than 40 Percent of New Mothers Are Not Married
Most First-Time Mothers Are Young
Many Women Have Not Had Children
Most Adults Are Overweight
Weight Problems Start Young
More than One in Five Americans Smoke
Many Young Adults Are Binge Drinkers
Many Adults Have Used Illicit Drugs
Most Women of Childbearing Age Use Contraceptives
Most Teens Avoid Risky Behavior
Many Older Americans Have Physical Difficulties
Health Problems Are Common among Older Americans
Asthma and Allergies Affect Many Children
More People Lack Health Insurance
Most Americans See a Health Care Provider More than Once a Year
Heart Disease Is Leading Killer of Oldest Adults
Americans Are Living Longer

Chapter 5. Housing
Highlights
Homeownership Rate Is Falling
Homeownership Rate Rises with Age
Married Couples Are Most Likely to Be Homeowners
Blacks and Hispanics Have Lower Homeownership Rates
Homeownership Is Highest in the Midwest
Young Adults Are Most Likely to Move

Chapter 6. income
Highlights
Men’s Incomes Are Falling
Many Women Are Losing Ground
Gen Xers Have Caught Up to Boomers
Gen X Women Have the Highest Incomes
Incomes of Young Women Nearly Match Those of Young Men
Since 2000, Older Householders Have Made Gains
Americans Aged 45 to 54 Are Most Likely to Be Affluent
The Oldest Americans Have the Lowest Incomes
Two Earners Mean Higher Incomes
Regardless of Race or Hispanic Origin, Incomes Peak in Middle Age
Nearly One-Third of the Elderly Receive Pension Income
Poverty Is Up among Adults of Working Age
Black and Hispanic Children Are Most Likely to Be Poor
Some Workers Cannot Keep Their Family Out of Poverty

Chapter 7. Labor Force
Highlights
Labor Force Participation Has Declined
Men in Their Thirties Are Most Likely to Work
Millennials Are the Largest Share of the Workforce
One in 10 Millennials Is Unemployed
Hispanic Men Have the Highest Labor Force Participation Rate
The Middle Aged Are Professionals, Managers
Most of the Middle Aged Work Full-Time
Dual Earners Are in the Majority
Most Mothers Work
Job Tenure Has Increased
Union Representation Peaks among Workers Aged 55 to 64
Self-Employment Rise with Age
Most Minimum-Wage Workers Are Teens or Young Adults
More Older Workers Will Be in the Labor Force

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
Highlights
Boomers Head the Largest Share of Households
Young and Old Have the Most Diverse Households
Millennials Are Most Diverse
Oldest Americans Have the Smallest Households
Fewer than 30 Percent of Households include Children under Age 18
Nearly Half of Hispanic Households include Children under Age 18
Parents in Their Forties Have Teens
Householders in Their Thirties Have the Most Kids
Householders in the Northeast Are Older
Many Children Live with Their Mother Only
Living Arrangements Differ by Generation
Most Americans Are Married
Younger Generations Stay Single Longer
Divorce Is Highest among Men and Women in Their Fifties and Sixties

Chapter 9. Population
Highlights
Social Trends Mirror Changing Age Structure
Sex Ratio Reverses with Age
Greater Diversity among the Young
Rapid Growth is Projected for the Older Population
Minorities Are Close to Becoming the Majority
Immigration Contributes to Diversity
The West Is the Youngest Region
Diversity Is Growing in Every Region
Young and Old Are Drawn to Different States

Chapter 10. Spending
Highlights
At All Ages, Housing Is the Largest Expense
Under Age 25: Transition to Adulthood
25-to-34-Year-OIds: Spending on Children
35-to-44-Year-OIds: More Mouths to Feed
45-to-54-Year-OIds: Big Spenders
55-to-64-Year-Olds: Spending More than Average
65-to-74-Year-OIds: Near-Average Spenders
75 or Older: Spending on Health Care

Chapter 11. time Use
Highlights
Leisure Activities Rank Second in Time Use
Older Adults Spend the Most Time in Leisure Pursuits
Older Women Spend the Most Time Cooking
Teenagers Spend the Most Time on the Phone
Young Adults Are Least Likely to Vote

Chapter 12. Wealth
Highlights
Net Worth Has Plunged
Asset Values Fell between 2005 and 2011
Most Households Are in Debt
Americans of All Ages Are Worried about Retirement
Glossary
Bibliography
index

List of tables

Chapter 1. the Generations
1.1 Birth of the Younger Generations, 1995 to Present
1.2 Size of the Younger Generations, 2012
1.3 Younger Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.4 Younger Generations’ Share of Population, 2012
1.5 Birth of the Millennial Generation, 1977 to 1994
1.6 Size of the Millennial Generation, 2012
1.7 Millennial Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.8 Millennial Share of Population, 2012
1.9 Birth of Generation X, 1965 to 1976
1.10 Size of Generation X, 2012
1.11 Generation X by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.12 Generation X Share of Population, 2012
1.13 Birth of the Baby-Boom Generation, 1946 to 1964
1.14 Size of the Baby-Boom Generation, 2012
1.15 Baby-Boom Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.16 Baby-Boom Share of Population, 2012
1.17 Birth of the Older Generations, 1910 to 1945
1.18 Size of the Older Generations, 2012
1.19 Older Generations by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.20 Older Generations’ Share of Population, 2012

Chapter 2. Attitudes
2.1 Main Source of News, 2012 35
2.2 Daily Newspaper Readership, 2012 35
2.3 Main Source of Information about Science and Technology, 2012
2.4 Science Makes Our Way of Life Change Too Fast, 2012
2.5 Human Evolution, 2012
2.6 Religious Preference, 2012
2.7 Attendance at Religious Services, 2012
2.8 Confidence in the Existence of God, 2012
2.9 Degree of Religiosity, 2012
2.10 Feelings about the Bible, 2012
2.11 Sex Roles, 2012
2.12 Mother Work While You Were Growing Up, 2012
2.13 Premarital Sex, 2012
2.14 Homosexuality, 2012
2.15 Gay Marriage, 2012
2.16 Sexual Orientation, 2012
2.17 Trust in Others, 2012
2.18 Life Exciting or Dull, 2012
2.19 General Happiness, 2012
2.20 Political Leanings, 2012
2.21 Political Party Affiliation, 2012
2.22 Government Should Help Pay for Medical Care, 2012
2.23 Family Income Relative to Others, 2012
2.24 Social Class Membership, 2012
2.25 Change in Financial Situation, 2012
2.26 Satisfaction with Financial Situation, 2012
2.27 Standard of Living Will Improve, 2012
2.28 Parents’ Standard of Living, 2012
2.29 Children’s Standard of Living, 2012
2.30 Spend Evening with Relatives, 2012
2.31 Spend Evening with Friends, 2012
2.32 Have Gun in Home, 2012
2.33 Should Marijuana Be Made Legal, 2012

Chapter 3. education
3.1 Educational Attainment by Age, 2012
3.2 Educational Attainment by Generation, 2012
3.3 Educational Attainment of Men by Age, 2012
3.4 Educational Attainment of Men by Generation, 2012
3.5 Educational Attainment of Women by Age, 2012
3.6 Educational Attainment of Women by Generation, 2012
3.7 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Total People
3.8 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Men
3.9 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Women
3.10 School Enrollment by Age, 2000 and 2011
3.11 School Enrollment by Age and Sex, 2011
3.12 College Students by Age, 2000 and 2011
3.13 College Students by Age and Sex, 2011
3.14 College Students by Type of School, Age, and Attendance Status, 2011
3.15 Projections of College Students by Sex and Age, 2012 and 2021

Chapter 4. Health
4.1 Health Status of Adults by Age, 2011
4.2 Health Status, 2000 to 2011
4.3 Mental Health Status in Past Month, 2000 to 2010
4.4 Health Status of Children by Age, 2011
4.5 Fertility Rate by Age, 2000 to 2011
4.6 Births by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
4.7 Births to Unmarried Women by Age, 2011
4.8 Births by Age of Mother and Birth Order, 2011
4.9 Childless Women by Age, 1990 to 2010 104
4.10 Average Measured Weight by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.11 Adults Measured as Overweight by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.12 Adults Measured as Obese by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.13 Children Measured as Obese by Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, and Age, 2007–10
4.14 Weight of 9th to 12th Graders by Sex, 2011
4.15 Physical Activity Status of People Aged 18 or Older, 2011
4.16 Cigarette Smoking by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.17 Tobacco Use among High School Students, 2011
4.18 Alcohol Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.19 Alcohol Use by High School Students, 2010
4.20 Illicit Drug Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.21 Lifetime Marijuana Use by People Aged 12 to 25, 1965 to 2010
4.22 Marijuana Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.23 Marijuana Use by High School Students, 2010
4.24 Contraceptive Use by Age, 2006–10
4.25 Sexual Behavior of 9th to 12th Graders by Sex, 2010
4.26 Risk Behavior among High School Students, 2010
4.27 Difficulties in Physical Functioning among Adults by Age, 2011
4.28 Number of Health Conditions among Adults by Age, 2011
4.29 Percent Distribution of Health Conditions among Adults by Age, 2011
4.30 Percent of Adults with Health Conditions by Age, 2011
4.31 AIDS Cases by Age, through 2011
4.32 Health Conditions among Children by Selected Characteristics, 2011
4.33 Distribution of Health Conditions by Selected Characteristics of Children, 2011
4.34 Percent of Children with Health Conditions by Selected Characteristics, 2011
4.35 Children with a Learning Disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 2011
4.36 People with Health Insurance by Age, 2000 and 2011
4.37 Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011: Private Health Insurance
4.38 Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011: Government Health Insurance
4.39 People without Health Insurance by Age, 2000 and 2011
4.40 Reason for Lack of Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011
4.41 Health Care Office Visits by Age, 2011
4.42 Usual Place of Health Care for Adults, 2011
4.43 Usual Place of Health Care for Children, 2011
4.44 Overnight Hospital Stays by Age, 2011
4.45 Deaths from the 10 Leading Causes by Age, 2011
4.46 Leading Causes of Death for Infants, 2011
4.47 Leading Causes of Death for Children Aged 1 to 4, 2011
4.48 Leading Causes of Death for Children Aged 5 to 14, 2011
4.49 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 15 to 24, 2011
4.50 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 25 to 44, 2011
4.51 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 45 to 64, 2011
4.52 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 65 or Older, 2011
4.53 Life Expectancy by Age and Sex, 2011

Chapter 5. Housing
5.1 Homeownership Rate by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.2 Number of Homeowners by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.3 Number of Renters by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.4 Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2012
5.5 Homeownership Rate by Age of Householder and Type of Household, 2012
5.6 Black Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.7 Hispanic Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.8 Non-Hispanic White Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.9 Homeowners by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
5.10 Renters by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
5.11 Homeownership Rate by Age and Region, 2012
5.12 Geographic Mobility by Age, 2011–12
5.13 Movers by Age and Destination, 2011–12

Chapter 6. income
6.1 Median Income of Men by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.2 Median Income of Women by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.3 Men by Income and Age, 2011
6.4 Men by Income and Generation, 2011
6.5 Women by Income and Age, 2011
6.6 Women by Income and Generation, 2011
6.7 Median Income of Full-Time Workers by Age and Sex, 2011
6.8 Median Earnings of Men Who Work Full-Time by Age and Educational Attainment, 2011
6.9 Median Earnings of Women Who Work Full-Time by Age and Educational Attainment, 2011
6.10 Median Income of Households by Age of Householder, 1990 to 2011
6.11 Households by Age of Householder and Income Quintile, 2011
6.12 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011
6.13 Households by Income and Generation of Householder, 2011
6.14 Median Household Income by Age of Householder and Household Type, 2011
6.15 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 15 to 24
6.16 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 25 to 34
6.17 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 35 to 44
6.18 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 45 to 54
6.19 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 55 to 64
6.20 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 65 or Older
6.21 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 65 to 74
6.22 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 75 or Older
6.23 Median Household Income by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2011
6.24 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Asian Households
6.25 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Black Households
6.26 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Hispanic Households
6.27 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Non-Hispanic White Households
6.28 Sources of Income by Age, 2011
6.29 Relative Importance of Income Sources among the Population Aged 55 or Older, 2010
6.30 Number and Percent of People below Poverty Level by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.31 People below Poverty Level by Age and Sex, 2011
6.32 People below Poverty Level by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
6.33 Number and Percent of Workers below Poverty Level by Sex, Age, and Work Status, 2011

Chapter 7. Labor Force
7.1 Labor Force Participation Rate by Sex and Age, 1950 to 2012
7.2 Employment Status by Sex and Age, 2012
7.3 Labor Force by Age, Generation, and Sex, 2012
7.4 Unemployment Rate by Age and Generation, 2012
7.5 Distribution of the Unemployed by Age and Generation, 2012
7.6 Labor Force Participation Rate by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012
7.7 Unemployment Rate by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012
7.8 Occupations by Age, 2012
7.9 Occupational Distribution of Workers by Age, 2012
7.10 Age Distribution of Workers by Occupation, 2012
7.11 Full-Time Workers by Age and Sex, 2012
7.12 Part-Time Work for Economic Reasons, 2012
7.13 Labor Force Status of Married-Couple Family Groups, 2012
7.14 Labor Force Status of Women by Presence of Children, 2012
7.15 Employed Parents by Age of Child, 2012
7.16 Tenure with Current Employer by Sex and Age, 2000 to 2012
7.17 Long-Term Employment by Sex and Age, 2000 to 2012
7.18 Union Representation by Sex and Age, 2012
7.19 Self-Employed Workers by Sex and Age, 2012
7.20 Minimum Wage Workers, 2011
7.21 Labor Force Projections by Sex and Age, 2010 and 2020

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
8.1 Households by Age of Householder, 2000 to 2012
8.2 Households by Age and Generation of Householder, 2012
8.3 Households by Age of Householder and Type of Household, 2012
8.4 Households by Household Type and Age of Householder, 2012
8.5 Households by Type and Generation of Householder, 2012
8.6 Households by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2012
8.7 Households by Generation, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2012
8.8 Average Household Size by Age of Householder, 2012
8.9 People Living Alone by Sex and Age, 2012
8.10 People Living Alone by Sex and Generation, 2012
8.11 Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children under Age 18, 2012
8.12 Households by Generation of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children under Age 18, 2012
8.13 Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children of Any Age, 2012
8.14 Households by Generation of Householder, Type of Household, an Presence of Children of Any Age, 2012
8.15 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Asian Households, 2012
8.16 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Black Households, 2012
8.17 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Hispanic Households, 2012
8.18 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Non-Hispanic White Households, 2012
8.19 Households by Age of Householder and Age of Children, 2012
8.20 Households by Age of Householder and Number of Children, 2012
8.21 Households by Age of Householder and Region of Residence, 2012
8.22 Households by Generation of Householder and Region of Residence, 2012
8.23 Living Arrangements of Children by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012
8.24 Men by Living Arrangement and Generation, 2012
8.25 Women by Living Arrangement and Generation, 2012
8.26 Marital Status of Men by Age, 2012
8.27 Marital Status of Women by Age, 2012
8.28 Never-Married People by Sex and Age, 1970 to 2012
8.29 Marital History of Men by Age, 2009
8.30 Marital History of Women by Age, 2009

Chapter 9. Housing
9.1 Population by Age, 1920 to 2010
9.2 Population by Age and Generation, 2011
9.3 Population by Age, Generation, and Sex, 2011
9.4 Population by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
9.5 Population by Generation, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
9.6 Population Projections by Age, 2012 to 2050
9.7 Minority Population, 2012 to 2050
9.8 Asian Population Projections, 2012 to 2050 3
9.9 Black Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.10 Hispanic Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.11 Non-Hispanic White Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.12 Population by Age and Place of Birth, 2011
9.13 Legal Immigrants by Age, 2011
9.14 Regional Populations by Age, 2011
9.15 Regional Populations by Generation, 2011
9.16 Population of the Northeast by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.17 Population of the Midwest by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.18 Population of the South by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.19 Population of the West by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.20 State Populations by Age, 2011
9.21 Distribution of State Populations by Age, 2011
9.22 State Populations by Generation, 2011
9.23 Distribution of State Populations by Generation, 2011

Chapter 10. Spending
10.1 Average Spending by Age of Householder, 2011
10.2 Percent Distribution of Spending by Product Category and Age, 2011
10.3 Spending by Householders under Age 25, 2011
10.4 Spending by Householders Aged 25 to 34, 2011
10.5 Spending by Householders Aged 35 to 44, 2011
10.6 Spending by Householders Aged 45 to 54, 2011
10.7 Spending by Householders Aged 55 to 64, 2011
10.8 Spending by Householders Aged 65 to 74, 2011
10.9 Spending by Householders Aged 75 or Older, 2011

Chapter 11. time Use
11.1 Time Use by Primary Activity and Age, 2011
11.2 Time Spent Sleeping by Age and Sex, 2011
11.3 Time Spent Watching Television by Age and Sex, 2011
11.4 Time Spent Socializing and Communicating by Age and Sex, 2011
11.5 Time Spent Reading by Age and Sex, 2011
11.6 Time Spent Participating in Sports, Exercise, or Recreation by Age and Sex, 2011
11.7 Time Spent Relaxing and Thinking by Age and Sex, 2011
11.8 Time Spent Playing Games and Using the Computer for Leisure by Age and Sex, 2011
11.9 Time Spent Housecleaning by Age and Sex, 2011
11.10 Time Spent Doing the Laundry by Age and Sex, 2011 400
11.11 Time Spent in Food and Drink Preparation by Age and Sex, 2011 401
11.12 Time Spent Cleaning Up in the Kitchen by Age and Sex, 2011 402
11.13 Time Spent on Lawn, Garden, and Houseplant Care by Age and Sex, 2011 403
11.14 Time Spent Caring for Household Children by Age and Sex, 2011
11.15 Time Spent on Pet Care by Age and Sex, 2011
11.16 Time Spent Shopping for Groceries by Age and Sex, 2011
11.17 Time Spent Shopping (Except for Food or Gas) by Age and Sex, 2011
11.18 Time Spent Participating in Religious Activities by Age and Sex, 2011
11.19 Time Spent Volunteering by Age and Sex, 2011
11.20 Time Spent on the Telephone by Age and Sex, 2011
11.21 Time Spent Traveling by Age and Sex, 2011
11.22 Voting Rate in Presidential Elections by Age, 1972 to 2012
11.23 Voters by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012

Chapter 12. Wealth
12.1 Median Household Net Worth by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.2 Median Household Net Worth Excluding Home Equity by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.3 Household Ownership of Assets by Age of Householder, 2011
12.4 Median Value or Equity of Household Assets by Age of Householder, 2011
12.5 Homeownership and Housing Equity by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.6 Stock Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.7 IRA or KEOGH Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.8 401(k) Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.9 Household Debt by Age of Householder, 2000 and 2011
12.10 Households with Debt by Age of Householder, 2011
12.11 Median Amount Owed by Household with Debt by Age of Householder, 2011
12.12 Retirement Attitudes and Planning by Age, 2013
12.13 Expected Age of Retirement by Age, 2007 and 2013

List of Charts

Chapter 1. the Generations
Birth of the Younger Generations, 1995 to Present
Birth of the Millennial Generation, 1977 to 1994
Birth of Generation X, 1965 to 1976
Birth of the Baby-Boom Generation, 1946 to 1964
Birth of the Older Generations, 1910 to 1945

Chapter 2. Attitudes
Media use varies sharply by generation
Millennials are most likely to believe in evolution
Older Americans are the most religious
Millennials and Gen Xers support gay marriage
Younger generations are most likely to find life exciting
Millennials are most likely to think the government should help pay for medical care
Older Americans are most likely to identify themselves as middle class
Optimism is greatest among younger adults
Millennials are most supportive of legalizing marijuana

Chapter 3. education
Older Americans are the least educated
Among Millennials and Gen Xers, women are better educated than men
Among 35-to-39-year-olds, educational attainment varies sharply by race and Hispanic origin
The majority of 20-to-21-year-olds are now in school
Many young adults are in school
Most students on college campuses are aged 22 or older
Full-time attendance falls with age
College students are projected to increase in every age group

Chapter 4. Health
Adults of working age do not feel as good as they once did
The fertility rate of women aged 30 to 34 now exceeds that of women aged 20 to 24
Most Asian women delay childbearing until they are in their thirties
Women in their late thirties are most likely to be married when they give birth
Three out of four first-borns have a mother under age 30
Most women under age 25 are childless
The average woman weighs 166 pounds
Most high school girls are trying to lose weight
Young adults are most likely to meet federal physical activity guidelines
Many high school students smoke regularly
Most young adults do not wait for legal drinking age
Marijuana use became the norm among young adults in the 1980s
The pill is popular among young women
Many teens say they rode with a driver who had been drinking
Physical difficulties rise with age
Most people aged 75 or older have arthritis
For many black children, asthma is a problem
Twenty-eight percent of 25-to-34-year-olds do not have health insurance
More than one in five 18-to-44-year-olds do not have a usual place to go for health care
Most deaths occur among people aged 65 or older
Life expectancy is now nearly 79 years

Chapter 5. Housing
The early thirties is no longer the typical age of first-time home buying
Homeownership reaches the majority in the 35-to-39 age group
Fifty-eight percent of women who live alone own their home
Renters are much more diverse than homeowners
Homeownership is lowest in the West
Older people are least likely to move

Chapter 6. income
Only older men have gained ground since 2000
For many women, income growth came to a halt in the 2000s
Millennial men have the lowest median income
Gen X women are entering their peak earning years
Income gap is narrower among the young
Householders under age 55 have experienced double-digit percentage decline in median income
Few of the affluent are aged 65 or older
Generation Xers are entering their peak-earning years
Among married couples, the oldest have the lowest incomes
Asian households have the highest incomes
Percentage of people who receive wage-and-salary income falls sharply in the older age groups
Poverty has increased among people aged 18 to 64 since 2000
Poverty is higher for black and Hispanic children
Many men who work full-time cannot support a family of four

Chapter 7. Labor Force
Labor force participation of older men has risen
As men age, labor force participation declines
Older Americans account for few workers
Unemployment falls with advancing age
In most age groups, unemployment is highest among black men
Nearly half of managers and professionals are aged 35 to 54
Teenagers are most likely to work part-time
Most couples under age 55 are dual earners
Most mothers with infants are in the labor force
Long-term employment has increased sharply among men aged 65 or older
Few workers are represented by unions
Older workers are most likely to be self-employed
Teens and young adults are most likely to be minimum wage workers
Number of workers aged 65 or older will grow rapidly

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
Older Americans head the smallest share of households
Married couple share of households peaks among Gen Xers
Older householders are more likely to be non-Hispanic white
More than one-third of older women live alone
Most Gen X households include children under age 18
Non-Hispanic white households are least likely to include children under age 18
Householders aged 30 to 34 are most likely to have preschoolers
Many one-child families are the result of an emptying nest
Northeast has the largest share of older householders
Most children still live with two parents
Women are less likely than men to live with a spouse in old age
Marital status of men and women differs greatly in old age
Young people today are more likely to be single
More than one in five adults have experienced divorce

Chapter 9. Housing
People aged 45 and older have expanded greatly as a share of the population
Males are scarce in Older Americans
Among the young, Hispanics are the largest minority
Number of Americans aged 65 or older will nearly double in the next few decades
The generation gap will be a racial and ethnic divide
Most Americans live in their state of birth
The Northeast is the oldest region
More diversity among the young in every region
Florida is the oldest state, Utah the youngest

Chapter 10. Spending
Health care spending rises sharply with age
Young adults are not big spenders on restaurant meals, entertainment, or clothes
Householders aged 25 to 34 spend more than average on clothes for young children
Householders aged 35 to 44 spend more than average on most things
Householders aged 45 to 54 spend more than average on most items
Householders aged 55 to 65 spend more than average on new card and trucks
Householders aged 65 to 74 are big spenders on maintenance and repairs for owned homes
The oldest householders are big spenders on health insurance (Medicare)

Chapter 11. time Use
Teens spend the most time sleeping
Television time rises above average in the 55-to-64 age group
Older Americans devote the most time to pet care
People aged 65 or older spend the most time in religious activities
Less than half of young adults vote

Chapter 12. Wealth
Net worth fell sharply between 2005 and 2011
Retirement accounts are modest, even among those approaching retirement age
Debt declines with age
Most workers aged 55 or older expect to retire at age 66 or later

Introduction

Chapter 1. the Generations
Highlights
The iGeneration: Growing Up
The Millennial Generation: Bigger than Boomers
Generation X: Now in Middle Age
The Baby-Boom Generation: Still Center Stage
Older Generations: The Wealthiest Retirees

Chapter 2. Attitudes
Highlights
Television Remains the Most Important Source of News
Internet Is Most Important Source of Science News
Religious Beliefs Shape the Perspectives of Older Americans
Younger Generations Support Gay Marriage
Most Americans Do Not Trust Others
Millennials Are Least Likely to Be Conservative
Many Think Their Income Is below Average
Younger Generations See a Better Future
Millennials Socialize the Most

Chapter 3. education
Highlights
Generation X and Millennials Are the Most Highly Educated
Millenial Women Have the Highest Educational Attainment
Asians Are Well Educated
Young Adults Are Much More Likely to Be in School
More than One in Four Americans Are in School
Millennials Are Boosting College Enrollment
Part-Time Study Is the Norm for Older Students
Millennials Will Boost the Number of Older College Students

Chapter 4. Health
Highlights
Most Americans Feel “Very Good” or “Excellent”
Fertility Rate Is Falling
Blacks and Hispanics Have Children at a Younger Age
More than 40 Percent of New Mothers Are Not Married
Most First-Time Mothers Are Young
Many Women Have Not Had Children
Most Adults Are Overweight
Weight Problems Start Young
More than One in Five Americans Smoke
Many Young Adults Are Binge Drinkers
Many Adults Have Used Illicit Drugs
Most Women of Childbearing Age Use Contraceptives
Most Teens Avoid Risky Behavior
Many Older Americans Have Physical Difficulties
Health Problems Are Common among Older Americans
Asthma and Allergies Affect Many Children
More People Lack Health Insurance
Most Americans See a Health Care Provider More than Once a Year
Heart Disease Is Leading Killer of Oldest Adults
Americans Are Living Longer

Chapter 5. Housing
Highlights
Homeownership Rate Is Falling
Homeownership Rate Rises with Age
Married Couples Are Most Likely to Be Homeowners
Blacks and Hispanics Have Lower Homeownership Rates
Homeownership Is Highest in the Midwest
Young Adults Are Most Likely to Move

Chapter 6. income
Highlights
Men’s Incomes Are Falling
Many Women Are Losing Ground
Gen Xers Have Caught Up to Boomers
Gen X Women Have the Highest Incomes
Incomes of Young Women Nearly Match Those of Young Men
Since 2000, Older Householders Have Made Gains
Americans Aged 45 to 54 Are Most Likely to Be Affluent
The Oldest Americans Have the Lowest Incomes
Two Earners Mean Higher Incomes
Regardless of Race or Hispanic Origin, Incomes Peak in Middle Age
Nearly One-Third of the Elderly Receive Pension Income
Poverty Is Up among Adults of Working Age
Black and Hispanic Children Are Most Likely to Be Poor
Some Workers Cannot Keep Their Family Out of Poverty

Chapter 7. Labor Force
Highlights
Labor Force Participation Has Declined
Men in Their Thirties Are Most Likely to Work
Millennials Are the Largest Share of the Workforce
One in 10 Millennials Is Unemployed
Hispanic Men Have the Highest Labor Force Participation Rate
The Middle Aged Are Professionals, Managers
Most of the Middle Aged Work Full-Time
Dual Earners Are in the Majority
Most Mothers Work
Job Tenure Has Increased
Union Representation Peaks among Workers Aged 55 to 64
Self-Employment Rise with Age
Most Minimum-Wage Workers Are Teens or Young Adults
More Older Workers Will Be in the Labor Force

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
Highlights
Boomers Head the Largest Share of Households
Young and Old Have the Most Diverse Households
Millennials Are Most Diverse
Oldest Americans Have the Smallest Households
Fewer than 30 Percent of Households include Children under Age 18
Nearly Half of Hispanic Households include Children under Age 18
Parents in Their Forties Have Teens
Householders in Their Thirties Have the Most Kids
Householders in the Northeast Are Older
Many Children Live with Their Mother Only
Living Arrangements Differ by Generation
Most Americans Are Married
Younger Generations Stay Single Longer
Divorce Is Highest among Men and Women in Their Fifties and Sixties

Chapter 9. Population
Highlights
Social Trends Mirror Changing Age Structure
Sex Ratio Reverses with Age
Greater Diversity among the Young
Rapid Growth is Projected for the Older Population
Minorities Are Close to Becoming the Majority
Immigration Contributes to Diversity
The West Is the Youngest Region
Diversity Is Growing in Every Region
Young and Old Are Drawn to Different States

Chapter 10. Spending
Highlights
At All Ages, Housing Is the Largest Expense
Under Age 25: Transition to Adulthood
25-to-34-Year-OIds: Spending on Children
35-to-44-Year-OIds: More Mouths to Feed
45-to-54-Year-OIds: Big Spenders
55-to-64-Year-Olds: Spending More than Average
65-to-74-Year-OIds: Near-Average Spenders
75 or Older: Spending on Health Care

Chapter 11. time Use
Highlights
Leisure Activities Rank Second in Time Use
Older Adults Spend the Most Time in Leisure Pursuits
Older Women Spend the Most Time Cooking
Teenagers Spend the Most Time on the Phone
Young Adults Are Least Likely to Vote

Chapter 12. Wealth
Highlights
Net Worth Has Plunged
Asset Values Fell between 2005 and 2011
Most Households Are in Debt
Americans of All Ages Are Worried about Retirement
Glossary
Bibliography
index

List of tables

Chapter 1. the Generations
1.1 Birth of the Younger Generations, 1995 to Present
1.2 Size of the Younger Generations, 2012
1.3 Younger Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.4 Younger Generations’ Share of Population, 2012
1.5 Birth of the Millennial Generation, 1977 to 1994
1.6 Size of the Millennial Generation, 2012
1.7 Millennial Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.8 Millennial Share of Population, 2012
1.9 Birth of Generation X, 1965 to 1976
1.10 Size of Generation X, 2012
1.11 Generation X by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.12 Generation X Share of Population, 2012
1.13 Birth of the Baby-Boom Generation, 1946 to 1964
1.14 Size of the Baby-Boom Generation, 2012
1.15 Baby-Boom Generation by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.16 Baby-Boom Share of Population, 2012
1.17 Birth of the Older Generations, 1910 to 1945
1.18 Size of the Older Generations, 2012
1.19 Older Generations by Age, 2000 to 2025
1.20 Older Generations’ Share of Population, 2012

Chapter 2. Attitudes
2.1 Main Source of News, 2012 35
2.2 Daily Newspaper Readership, 2012 35
2.3 Main Source of Information about Science and Technology, 2012
2.4 Science Makes Our Way of Life Change Too Fast, 2012
2.5 Human Evolution, 2012
2.6 Religious Preference, 2012
2.7 Attendance at Religious Services, 2012
2.8 Confidence in the Existence of God, 2012
2.9 Degree of Religiosity, 2012
2.10 Feelings about the Bible, 2012
2.11 Sex Roles, 2012
2.12 Mother Work While You Were Growing Up, 2012
2.13 Premarital Sex, 2012
2.14 Homosexuality, 2012
2.15 Gay Marriage, 2012
2.16 Sexual Orientation, 2012
2.17 Trust in Others, 2012
2.18 Life Exciting or Dull, 2012
2.19 General Happiness, 2012
2.20 Political Leanings, 2012
2.21 Political Party Affiliation, 2012
2.22 Government Should Help Pay for Medical Care, 2012
2.23 Family Income Relative to Others, 2012
2.24 Social Class Membership, 2012
2.25 Change in Financial Situation, 2012
2.26 Satisfaction with Financial Situation, 2012
2.27 Standard of Living Will Improve, 2012
2.28 Parents’ Standard of Living, 2012
2.29 Children’s Standard of Living, 2012
2.30 Spend Evening with Relatives, 2012
2.31 Spend Evening with Friends, 2012
2.32 Have Gun in Home, 2012
2.33 Should Marijuana Be Made Legal, 2012

Chapter 3. education
3.1 Educational Attainment by Age, 2012
3.2 Educational Attainment by Generation, 2012
3.3 Educational Attainment of Men by Age, 2012
3.4 Educational Attainment of Men by Generation, 2012
3.5 Educational Attainment of Women by Age, 2012
3.6 Educational Attainment of Women by Generation, 2012
3.7 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Total People
3.8 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Men
3.9 High School and College Experience by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012: Women
3.10 School Enrollment by Age, 2000 and 2011
3.11 School Enrollment by Age and Sex, 2011
3.12 College Students by Age, 2000 and 2011
3.13 College Students by Age and Sex, 2011
3.14 College Students by Type of School, Age, and Attendance Status, 2011
3.15 Projections of College Students by Sex and Age, 2012 and 2021

Chapter 4. Health
4.1 Health Status of Adults by Age, 2011
4.2 Health Status, 2000 to 2011
4.3 Mental Health Status in Past Month, 2000 to 2010
4.4 Health Status of Children by Age, 2011
4.5 Fertility Rate by Age, 2000 to 2011
4.6 Births by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
4.7 Births to Unmarried Women by Age, 2011
4.8 Births by Age of Mother and Birth Order, 2011
4.9 Childless Women by Age, 1990 to 2010 104
4.10 Average Measured Weight by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.11 Adults Measured as Overweight by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.12 Adults Measured as Obese by Sex and Age, 1976–80 to 2007–10
4.13 Children Measured as Obese by Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, and Age, 2007–10
4.14 Weight of 9th to 12th Graders by Sex, 2011
4.15 Physical Activity Status of People Aged 18 or Older, 2011
4.16 Cigarette Smoking by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.17 Tobacco Use among High School Students, 2011
4.18 Alcohol Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.19 Alcohol Use by High School Students, 2010
4.20 Illicit Drug Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.21 Lifetime Marijuana Use by People Aged 12 to 25, 1965 to 2010
4.22 Marijuana Use by People Aged 12 or Older, 2010
4.23 Marijuana Use by High School Students, 2010
4.24 Contraceptive Use by Age, 2006–10
4.25 Sexual Behavior of 9th to 12th Graders by Sex, 2010
4.26 Risk Behavior among High School Students, 2010
4.27 Difficulties in Physical Functioning among Adults by Age, 2011
4.28 Number of Health Conditions among Adults by Age, 2011
4.29 Percent Distribution of Health Conditions among Adults by Age, 2011
4.30 Percent of Adults with Health Conditions by Age, 2011
4.31 AIDS Cases by Age, through 2011
4.32 Health Conditions among Children by Selected Characteristics, 2011
4.33 Distribution of Health Conditions by Selected Characteristics of Children, 2011
4.34 Percent of Children with Health Conditions by Selected Characteristics, 2011
4.35 Children with a Learning Disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, 2011
4.36 People with Health Insurance by Age, 2000 and 2011
4.37 Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011: Private Health Insurance
4.38 Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011: Government Health Insurance
4.39 People without Health Insurance by Age, 2000 and 2011
4.40 Reason for Lack of Health Insurance Coverage by Age, 2011
4.41 Health Care Office Visits by Age, 2011
4.42 Usual Place of Health Care for Adults, 2011
4.43 Usual Place of Health Care for Children, 2011
4.44 Overnight Hospital Stays by Age, 2011
4.45 Deaths from the 10 Leading Causes by Age, 2011
4.46 Leading Causes of Death for Infants, 2011
4.47 Leading Causes of Death for Children Aged 1 to 4, 2011
4.48 Leading Causes of Death for Children Aged 5 to 14, 2011
4.49 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 15 to 24, 2011
4.50 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 25 to 44, 2011
4.51 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 45 to 64, 2011
4.52 Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 65 or Older, 2011
4.53 Life Expectancy by Age and Sex, 2011

Chapter 5. Housing
5.1 Homeownership Rate by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.2 Number of Homeowners by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.3 Number of Renters by Age, 2000 to 2012
5.4 Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2012
5.5 Homeownership Rate by Age of Householder and Type of Household, 2012
5.6 Black Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.7 Hispanic Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.8 Non-Hispanic White Owners and Renters by Age of Householder, 2011
5.9 Homeowners by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
5.10 Renters by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
5.11 Homeownership Rate by Age and Region, 2012
5.12 Geographic Mobility by Age, 2011–12
5.13 Movers by Age and Destination, 2011–12

Chapter 6. income
6.1 Median Income of Men by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.2 Median Income of Women by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.3 Men by Income and Age, 2011
6.4 Men by Income and Generation, 2011
6.5 Women by Income and Age, 2011
6.6 Women by Income and Generation, 2011
6.7 Median Income of Full-Time Workers by Age and Sex, 2011
6.8 Median Earnings of Men Who Work Full-Time by Age and Educational Attainment, 2011
6.9 Median Earnings of Women Who Work Full-Time by Age and Educational Attainment, 2011
6.10 Median Income of Households by Age of Householder, 1990 to 2011
6.11 Households by Age of Householder and Income Quintile, 2011
6.12 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011
6.13 Households by Income and Generation of Householder, 2011
6.14 Median Household Income by Age of Householder and Household Type, 2011
6.15 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 15 to 24
6.16 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 25 to 34
6.17 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 35 to 44
6.18 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 45 to 54
6.19 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 55 to 64
6.20 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 65 or Older
6.21 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 65 to 74
6.22 Household Income by Household Type, 2011: Householders Aged 75 or Older
6.23 Median Household Income by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2011
6.24 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Asian Households
6.25 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Black Households
6.26 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Hispanic Households
6.27 Households by Income and Age of Householder, 2011: Non-Hispanic White Households
6.28 Sources of Income by Age, 2011
6.29 Relative Importance of Income Sources among the Population Aged 55 or Older, 2010
6.30 Number and Percent of People below Poverty Level by Age, 1990 to 2011
6.31 People below Poverty Level by Age and Sex, 2011
6.32 People below Poverty Level by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
6.33 Number and Percent of Workers below Poverty Level by Sex, Age, and Work Status, 2011

Chapter 7. Labor Force
7.1 Labor Force Participation Rate by Sex and Age, 1950 to 2012
7.2 Employment Status by Sex and Age, 2012
7.3 Labor Force by Age, Generation, and Sex, 2012
7.4 Unemployment Rate by Age and Generation, 2012
7.5 Distribution of the Unemployed by Age and Generation, 2012
7.6 Labor Force Participation Rate by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012
7.7 Unemployment Rate by Sex, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012
7.8 Occupations by Age, 2012
7.9 Occupational Distribution of Workers by Age, 2012
7.10 Age Distribution of Workers by Occupation, 2012
7.11 Full-Time Workers by Age and Sex, 2012
7.12 Part-Time Work for Economic Reasons, 2012
7.13 Labor Force Status of Married-Couple Family Groups, 2012
7.14 Labor Force Status of Women by Presence of Children, 2012
7.15 Employed Parents by Age of Child, 2012
7.16 Tenure with Current Employer by Sex and Age, 2000 to 2012
7.17 Long-Term Employment by Sex and Age, 2000 to 2012
7.18 Union Representation by Sex and Age, 2012
7.19 Self-Employed Workers by Sex and Age, 2012
7.20 Minimum Wage Workers, 2011
7.21 Labor Force Projections by Sex and Age, 2010 and 2020

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
8.1 Households by Age of Householder, 2000 to 2012
8.2 Households by Age and Generation of Householder, 2012
8.3 Households by Age of Householder and Type of Household, 2012
8.4 Households by Household Type and Age of Householder, 2012
8.5 Households by Type and Generation of Householder, 2012
8.6 Households by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2012
8.7 Households by Generation, Race, and Hispanic Origin of Householder, 2012
8.8 Average Household Size by Age of Householder, 2012
8.9 People Living Alone by Sex and Age, 2012
8.10 People Living Alone by Sex and Generation, 2012
8.11 Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children under Age 18, 2012
8.12 Households by Generation of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children under Age 18, 2012
8.13 Households by Age of Householder, Type of Household, and Presence of Children of Any Age, 2012
8.14 Households by Generation of Householder, Type of Household, an Presence of Children of Any Age, 2012
8.15 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Asian Households, 2012
8.16 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Black Households, 2012
8.17 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Hispanic Households, 2012
8.18 Households by Age of Householder and Presence of Children, 2012: Non-Hispanic White Households, 2012
8.19 Households by Age of Householder and Age of Children, 2012
8.20 Households by Age of Householder and Number of Children, 2012
8.21 Households by Age of Householder and Region of Residence, 2012
8.22 Households by Generation of Householder and Region of Residence, 2012
8.23 Living Arrangements of Children by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012
8.24 Men by Living Arrangement and Generation, 2012
8.25 Women by Living Arrangement and Generation, 2012
8.26 Marital Status of Men by Age, 2012
8.27 Marital Status of Women by Age, 2012
8.28 Never-Married People by Sex and Age, 1970 to 2012
8.29 Marital History of Men by Age, 2009
8.30 Marital History of Women by Age, 2009

Chapter 9. Housing
9.1 Population by Age, 1920 to 2010
9.2 Population by Age and Generation, 2011
9.3 Population by Age, Generation, and Sex, 2011
9.4 Population by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
9.5 Population by Generation, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2011
9.6 Population Projections by Age, 2012 to 2050
9.7 Minority Population, 2012 to 2050
9.8 Asian Population Projections, 2012 to 2050 3
9.9 Black Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.10 Hispanic Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.11 Non-Hispanic White Population Projections, 2012 to 2050
9.12 Population by Age and Place of Birth, 2011
9.13 Legal Immigrants by Age, 2011
9.14 Regional Populations by Age, 2011
9.15 Regional Populations by Generation, 2011
9.16 Population of the Northeast by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.17 Population of the Midwest by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.18 Population of the South by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.19 Population of the West by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2006–10
9.20 State Populations by Age, 2011
9.21 Distribution of State Populations by Age, 2011
9.22 State Populations by Generation, 2011
9.23 Distribution of State Populations by Generation, 2011

Chapter 10. Spending
10.1 Average Spending by Age of Householder, 2011
10.2 Percent Distribution of Spending by Product Category and Age, 2011
10.3 Spending by Householders under Age 25, 2011
10.4 Spending by Householders Aged 25 to 34, 2011
10.5 Spending by Householders Aged 35 to 44, 2011
10.6 Spending by Householders Aged 45 to 54, 2011
10.7 Spending by Householders Aged 55 to 64, 2011
10.8 Spending by Householders Aged 65 to 74, 2011
10.9 Spending by Householders Aged 75 or Older, 2011

Chapter 11. time Use
11.1 Time Use by Primary Activity and Age, 2011
11.2 Time Spent Sleeping by Age and Sex, 2011
11.3 Time Spent Watching Television by Age and Sex, 2011
11.4 Time Spent Socializing and Communicating by Age and Sex, 2011
11.5 Time Spent Reading by Age and Sex, 2011
11.6 Time Spent Participating in Sports, Exercise, or Recreation by Age and Sex, 2011
11.7 Time Spent Relaxing and Thinking by Age and Sex, 2011
11.8 Time Spent Playing Games and Using the Computer for Leisure by Age and Sex, 2011
11.9 Time Spent Housecleaning by Age and Sex, 2011
11.10 Time Spent Doing the Laundry by Age and Sex, 2011 400
11.11 Time Spent in Food and Drink Preparation by Age and Sex, 2011 401
11.12 Time Spent Cleaning Up in the Kitchen by Age and Sex, 2011 402
11.13 Time Spent on Lawn, Garden, and Houseplant Care by Age and Sex, 2011 403
11.14 Time Spent Caring for Household Children by Age and Sex, 2011
11.15 Time Spent on Pet Care by Age and Sex, 2011
11.16 Time Spent Shopping for Groceries by Age and Sex, 2011
11.17 Time Spent Shopping (Except for Food or Gas) by Age and Sex, 2011
11.18 Time Spent Participating in Religious Activities by Age and Sex, 2011
11.19 Time Spent Volunteering by Age and Sex, 2011
11.20 Time Spent on the Telephone by Age and Sex, 2011
11.21 Time Spent Traveling by Age and Sex, 2011
11.22 Voting Rate in Presidential Elections by Age, 1972 to 2012
11.23 Voters by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2012

Chapter 12. Wealth
12.1 Median Household Net Worth by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.2 Median Household Net Worth Excluding Home Equity by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.3 Household Ownership of Assets by Age of Householder, 2011
12.4 Median Value or Equity of Household Assets by Age of Householder, 2011
12.5 Homeownership and Housing Equity by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.6 Stock Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.7 IRA or KEOGH Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.8 401(k) Ownership and Value by Age of Householder, 2005 and 2011
12.9 Household Debt by Age of Householder, 2000 and 2011
12.10 Households with Debt by Age of Householder, 2011
12.11 Median Amount Owed by Household with Debt by Age of Householder, 2011
12.12 Retirement Attitudes and Planning by Age, 2013
12.13 Expected Age of Retirement by Age, 2007 and 2013

List of Charts

Chapter 1. the Generations
Birth of the Younger Generations, 1995 to Present
Birth of the Millennial Generation, 1977 to 1994
Birth of Generation X, 1965 to 1976
Birth of the Baby-Boom Generation, 1946 to 1964
Birth of the Older Generations, 1910 to 1945

Chapter 2. Attitudes
Media use varies sharply by generation
Millennials are most likely to believe in evolution
Older Americans are the most religious
Millennials and Gen Xers support gay marriage
Younger generations are most likely to find life exciting
Millennials are most likely to think the government should help pay for medical care
Older Americans are most likely to identify themselves as middle class
Optimism is greatest among younger adults
Millennials are most supportive of legalizing marijuana

Chapter 3. education
Older Americans are the least educated
Among Millennials and Gen Xers, women are better educated than men
Among 35-to-39-year-olds, educational attainment varies sharply by race and Hispanic origin
The majority of 20-to-21-year-olds are now in school
Many young adults are in school
Most students on college campuses are aged 22 or older
Full-time attendance falls with age
College students are projected to increase in every age group

Chapter 4. Health
Adults of working age do not feel as good as they once did
The fertility rate of women aged 30 to 34 now exceeds that of women aged 20 to 24
Most Asian women delay childbearing until they are in their thirties
Women in their late thirties are most likely to be married when they give birth
Three out of four first-borns have a mother under age 30
Most women under age 25 are childless
The average woman weighs 166 pounds
Most high school girls are trying to lose weight
Young adults are most likely to meet federal physical activity guidelines
Many high school students smoke regularly
Most young adults do not wait for legal drinking age
Marijuana use became the norm among young adults in the 1980s
The pill is popular among young women
Many teens say they rode with a driver who had been drinking
Physical difficulties rise with age
Most people aged 75 or older have arthritis
For many black children, asthma is a problem
Twenty-eight percent of 25-to-34-year-olds do not have health insurance
More than one in five 18-to-44-year-olds do not have a usual place to go for health care
Most deaths occur among people aged 65 or older
Life expectancy is now nearly 79 years

Chapter 5. Housing
The early thirties is no longer the typical age of first-time home buying
Homeownership reaches the majority in the 35-to-39 age group
Fifty-eight percent of women who live alone own their home
Renters are much more diverse than homeowners
Homeownership is lowest in the West
Older people are least likely to move

Chapter 6. income
Only older men have gained ground since 2000
For many women, income growth came to a halt in the 2000s
Millennial men have the lowest median income
Gen X women are entering their peak earning years
Income gap is narrower among the young
Householders under age 55 have experienced double-digit percentage decline in median income
Few of the affluent are aged 65 or older
Generation Xers are entering their peak-earning years
Among married couples, the oldest have the lowest incomes
Asian households have the highest incomes
Percentage of people who receive wage-and-salary income falls sharply in the older age groups
Poverty has increased among people aged 18 to 64 since 2000
Poverty is higher for black and Hispanic children
Many men who work full-time cannot support a family of four

Chapter 7. Labor Force
Labor force participation of older men has risen
As men age, labor force participation declines
Older Americans account for few workers
Unemployment falls with advancing age
In most age groups, unemployment is highest among black men
Nearly half of managers and professionals are aged 35 to 54
Teenagers are most likely to work part-time
Most couples under age 55 are dual earners
Most mothers with infants are in the labor force
Long-term employment has increased sharply among men aged 65 or older
Few workers are represented by unions
Older workers are most likely to be self-employed
Teens and young adults are most likely to be minimum wage workers
Number of workers aged 65 or older will grow rapidly

Chapter 8. Living Arrangements
Older Americans head the smallest share of households
Married couple share of households peaks among Gen Xers
Older householders are more likely to be non-Hispanic white
More than one-third of older women live alone
Most Gen X households include children under age 18
Non-Hispanic white households are least likely to include children under age 18
Householders aged 30 to 34 are most likely to have preschoolers
Many one-child families are the result of an emptying nest
Northeast has the largest share of older householders
Most children still live with two parents
Women are less likely than men to live with a spouse in old age
Marital status of men and women differs greatly in old age
Young people today are more likely to be single
More than one in five adults have experienced divorce

Chapter 9. Housing
People aged 45 and older have expanded greatly as a share of the population
Males are scarce in Older Americans
Among the young, Hispanics are the largest minority
Number of Americans aged 65 or older will nearly double in the next few decades
The generation gap will be a racial and ethnic divide
Most Americans live in their state of birth
The Northeast is the oldest region
More diversity among the young in every region
Florida is the oldest state, Utah the youngest

Chapter 10. Spending
Health care spending rises sharply with age
Young adults are not big spenders on restaurant meals, entertainment, or clothes
Householders aged 25 to 34 spend more than average on clothes for young children
Householders aged 35 to 44 spend more than average on most things
Householders aged 45 to 54 spend more than average on most items
Householders aged 55 to 65 spend more than average on new card and trucks
Householders aged 65 to 74 are big spenders on maintenance and repairs for owned homes
The oldest householders are big spenders on health insurance (Medicare)

Chapter 11. time Use
Teens spend the most time sleeping
Television time rises above average in the 55-to-64 age group
Older Americans devote the most time to pet care
People aged 65 or older spend the most time in religious activities
Less than half of young adults vote

Chapter 12. Wealth
Net worth fell sharply between 2005 and 2011
Retirement accounts are modest, even among those approaching retirement age
Debt declines with age
Most workers aged 55 or older expect to retire at age 66 or later
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“Anyone who needs information on the existing generations will profit from one of the best publications on the area of interest, American Generations.” - American Reference Books Annual

“Especially valuable are American Generations’ unique tables and graphs—compilations that otherwise would require the manipulation of data from various sources . . . Highly recommended.” - CHOICE

“This book serves as an excellent reference for business and industry planners because of the wealth of information provided.” - Journal of Consumer Marketing

on the existing generations will profit from one of the best publications on the area of interest, American Generations.” - American Reference Books Annual

“Especially valuable are American Generations’ unique tables and graphs—compilations that otherwise would require the manipulation of data from various sources . . . Highly recommended.” - CHOICE

“This book serves as an excellent reference for business and industry planners because of the wealth of information provided.” - Journal of Consumer Marketing
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