Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers – Age Groups

September 28, 2006

I’m just going to post this as a quick bit of information. Some of you looking at segmentation might find it useful.

A Wall Street Journal article from Sept 27 called Pitching 401(k)s To Genration Y Is a Tough Sell by Jennifer Levitz broke down the groups as follows:

  • Gen Y (18-27 years old)
  • Gen X (27-43)
  • Baby Boomer (44-61)
  • Silent Gen (above 61)

I’d never heard of that last one. Maybe you hadn’t either?



  1. what if you are under 18 what generation are you then?

    • if u r under 18, u r in generation Z ppl who are born between 1990 and 2000.. I think so..

      • Those who are below 18 are called the M Generation (Millenia Generation).

      • I was born in 1947. my age group flooded the schools with kids because we were the starting edge of the post war baby boom.

  2. Hey there — just wondering if you have a source for this data? I found this by doing a Google search and would like to reference it.


  3. well thats wroung cause im gen y but im under 18!!!!!

    • Hi Crysta. I believe you fall into the Gen “C” category. But maybe wrong. I’m at the other end of the spectrum, well almost. At 61 I’m a baby boomer with one son a gen X and two sons gen Y. Just live your life and enjoy it, who gives a rip what we are really. We are all human are we not, all this division of ages I think is unhelpful. I think it drives a wedge between us all. I would like your thoughts about it too.

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  5. Gen Y
    is actually ages 13-27

  6. after 1996 its Gen I

  7. You can’t really use dates to define a generation. ANYONE can be a millenial if he/she is tech – savvy, open – minded to ALL kinds of diversity, and into the latest music and entertainment. I was born in 1979 and all these characteristics describe me, so that makes me gen y.

  8. No it doesn’t David. You can’t just choose your generation according to your personal style. It doesn’t work like that.

  9. if that was the case, I would be silent generation even tho I am 40.

  10. I don’t like the label Generation X. I think it’s a silly name that does not offer meaning.
    I’d rather be any other Generation. I don’t like that we get labeled as lazy and slackers. That’s not true for all of us.
    This Generation has had to deal with a lot of economic turmoil so you can’t say that we have had it easy.

  11. This is stupid. It implies that you change generation as you get older. No. Your in the same one all your life. It’s divided by birthdates, not ages.

  12. u dont change generations a new gen will get added for the up and coming age group, its the age bracket that will change for each gen as time goes on

  13. your generation should be determined by birthdates- as you get older your generation doesn’t change- your generation moves with you

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