These 5 profiles provide a snapshot of Americans born in the 1900s. They look at their current demographics and the historical events occurring during their teen and young adult years that influenced their values and their viewpoints.
There are almost as many members of Gen Y (born 1977-1994) in the U.S. in comparison to the largest group, the Baby Boomers.
Younger Baby Boomers, those 45-50,have the highest average income.
All groups spend most of their money on housing and transportation.
The youngest, Gen Y, say they are the healthiest; they are also projected to live the longest.
The fastest growing sub-group is the over 85 group who number six million, including
99,000 centenarians. They have also seen the most change as some were born before cars, central heat and refrigerators were ubiquitous.
The data provided in these demographic profiles are pulled from various federal agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other sources.