People Get Ready: Here Come the Millennials

As they settle into early adulthood, the anticipated and far-reaching impacts of the Millennial generation are formidable. Community planners, get ready. Change is a-comin.
March 11, 2014, 11am PDT | Hazel Borys
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Jared Eberhardt

"Cue up Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. Last week’s release by the Pew Research Center of its “Millennials in Adulthood” analysis suggests there’s a train a-coming. And its steady progress is likely to force changes in community development over the next couple decades."

"Here’s what the Pew report suggests and how it lines up with some other projections of demographic impacts:"

"First of all, there are a lot of folks in the Millennial age group, who in 2014 are between 18 to 33 years old. They currently comprise about 27 percent of the U.S. population and are destined to increase that share as the other giant generational bulge, Boomers currently 50 to 68 years old, ages out of the picture."

Ben Brown goes on to hit the highlights of the Pew study, and what it means for city planners in the U.S.

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Published on Monday, March 10, 2014 in PlaceShakers
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