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The Millennial Generation—Birth Years, Characteristics, and History


The Millennial generation refers to people who were born during the last two decades of the 20th century. The starting year for the Millennial generation is anywhere from 1977 to 1981. If you’re an older millennial, your parents were probably baby boomers (1946–1964). If you’re a younger millennial, on the other hand, your parents might be from Generation X (1965–1976).

Millennials are known for being born near the very end of the last millennium. It was during the millennials’ childhoods and teenage years that technological advancements revolutionized the world we live in. Think of all the many aspects of life affected or even controlled by the internet—millennials came of age at the same time all these changes were happening. Millennials may be able to remember the world before social media. But they have a hard time imagining a future without it!