Gen Y Stats

Age Range:

Experts disagree, but commonly Gen Y is referred to as the group of people born from the mid 1970’s to the early 2000’s. See Wikipedia.

Gen Y Population

Estimated between  60 – 70 million Americans [1] [2]


  • Resistant to labels
  • Family-oriented
  • Dependent on parents/authority
  • Tech-savvy: Devices, new technology, texting
  • Like guidance & mentorship
  • High expectations for selves
  • Strong volunteerism, community orientation
  • Racially & culturally tolerant
  • First “Digitally Native” generation


  • Echo boomers
  • Millenials
  • Children of Baby Boomers
  • Generation Y

Shaping Events

  • OJ Simpson trial
  • Monica Lewinsky
  • Middle East Conflict
  • Sadaam Hussein
  • Oklahoma City Bombing
  • Columbine shootings
  • Reality TV
  • 9/11
  • citation [3]

3 responses to “Gen Y Stats”

  1. Ian Watson says :

    Interesting concept but do you really think that a whole “generation” is “shaped” by Monica Lewinsky? I don’t think Gen Y actually exist – check out what I mean at

    Feel free to leave comments!

  2. Justin says :

    I propose that Gen Y or iGen actually only begins at 1987. This is the generation that grew up with PCs in their homes.

    My friends born in 1982 have more in common with Generation X than with me, an iGener.



  3. Justin says :

    I mistyped. I meant 1985.


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