Generation X

Suburban Home

Study Finds Seniors Could Be Stuck with Unsellable Homes in the Future

A new paper predicts that home-buying trends among younger generations will lead to a flood of homes that older homeowners will not be able to sell.

August 25, 2020 - UANow

Downtown Denver

Millennials Choose Cities for First Homes

New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.

November 24, 2018 - CityLab

Five Key Statistics for Understanding Millennial Households

There has been a lot of speculation about the motivations of Millennials as they enter the workforce and the real estate market. The Pew Research Center starts with the facts.

September 6, 2017 - Pew Research Center

Survey Finds Surprising Generation Trends in the Real Estate Market

Generation X is barnstorming the market, so to speak, and Millennials and Baby Boomers might be swapping their perspectives on the urban, suburban divide.

March 12, 2017 - Realtor


Millennials Now Greater Than Baby Boomers

According to U.S. Census data released this month, Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers, and there are only more Millennials on the way.

April 26, 2016 - Pew Research Center

Young Crowd

The Not-So-Bright Side of Millennials

Guess which group is losing faith in the American Dream? Washington Post Wonkblog reporters Jim Tankersley and Scott Clement write on a Fusion 2016 Issues Poll released December 1 that surveys millennials on their chances for upward mobility.

December 2, 2015 - The Washington Post Wonkblog

Home For Sale Signs

Generation X Leads the Decline of Homeownership

A snarky post written for The Atlantic identifies a forgotten culprit in the country's dropping homeownership rates: Generation X.

October 29, 2014 - The Atlantic

Millennials and Gen Xers Commuting Less by Car

Following up on earlier reports about the latest commuting data from the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer find different trends in commute choice between age groups.

October 8, 2014 - The Brookings Institution

Young Planners

A Call for a Youth Movement in the Planning Process

Most millennials and Gen Xers are either too busy or too disengaged to realize how the future of their hometowns is being shaped by people much older than they.

March 27, 2014 - Vancouver Sun

Millennials—Saviors of St. Louis?

Writing more than just a defense of the urban proclivities of Millennials, Alex Ihnen argues that starting with Generation X, young people have saved St. Louis from death by contraction.

February 3, 2014 -

Slackers No More, Generation X Redefines Governance and Outreach

As they move into positions of leadership in their communities and in the public sector, a generation once labelled as "slackers" is helping to change the relationship between governments and their citizens, reports Rob Gurwitt.

May 5, 2013 - Governing

Gen X, the Community Builder

Will the settling down of Generation X, whose youngest members are now turning 30, represent a boom in localism and community building? Scott Doyon thinks so.

March 6, 2011 - PlaceShakers

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