Millennials are changing America (for the better)

The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program has released a new report, The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future. In it they examine how this generation (75 million strong) now a quarter of the entire U.S. population is changing. For those who like to complain about this generation, think about this: Millennials are more likely to be multi-racial, more racially diverse and more likely to identify as LGBTQ. Just by virtue of who they are, they can / will accelerate greater acceptance. Below you can see how Millennials are changing the make up of cities from coast to coast.

An interesting side note published by GLAAD in 2017 found 20% of 18-34 year olds identified as LGBTQ. More information about that here

The Millennial population of Boston accounts for 24.6% of the total population, but places like Provo, UT (30.40%), Austin, TX (27.20%) and San Diego, CA (27%) have even larger percentages of their population identifying as Millennials. Curious to see what the percentage of your city’s population is Millennial? The Brookings Institute has an interactive map will show you, here.

Brookings Institute


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