Baby Boomers & Millennials

Baby Boomers & Millennials



Where Millennials live

Boomers Going Rural

Baby Boomers Graph


Migration & Aging

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Baby Boomers/Aging Population

1 in 5 Virginians will be over 65 years by 2030
Between 2010 and 2030, the increase of the senior population accounts for 53% of the total population growth.

Aging into our future: Projecting population age structures
By 2020, one in six people, or more than 16% of the population, will be above 65 years of age.

Retiring Boomers are going rural
Unlike other parts of the country, baby boomers in Virginia are moving away from the cities.

Virginia is getting older
We had a lot of babies a while back and since then people started living a lot longer.

Retirement patterns: Anywhere but cities
Rural and suburban regions were the only areas in Virginia to experience growth due to in-migration of retirees.

Same old story… U.S. is getting older and more diverse
In 2000, the median age in the U.S. was 35.3. This number was up to 37.2 by 2010.

Population Aging and Growing Dependency
This post highlights the age structure of projections for the state of Virginia, with specific attention to population aging.

Are Baby Boomers financially ready for retirement?
If retirement is unaffordable for a large proportion of the retirement-eligible population, it may have both short-term and long-term effects felt by individuals 30 and 40 years younger.

How old is old? Is 80 the new 65?How old is old? Is 80 the new 65?
The idea that old-age begins in one’s mid-60s came about in the late 1890s and has not budged, even while reality has shifted dramatically.


Exploring homeownership among young Virginians
Virginia is just now seeing the first significant increase in homeownership since before the housing crisis.

Migration data miscounts millennials, confuses the media
Conclusions based on migration data from the CPS, especially for young adults, should be considered highly suspect.

Are the “urban millennials” a real thing?
There has been quite a bit of hype around the idea that millennials are gravitating towards city centers, and it turns out that downtowns do now have a disproportionate share of them.

What are the young people up to these days?
Much has been made of the living preferences and economic situation of millennials.


The changing shape of American Cities
City centers have grown much more desirable to educated, higher-income residents, especially young adults under the age of 35.

Migration patterns and aging in Virginia’s regions
This data brief addresses the question: how do migration patterns affect population aging, especially in rural communities?