Learn all about the next generation in the New York Times article "Move Over Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z." Reporter Alexis Williams investigates the cohort of young people born between the early 1990s and the mid-2000s. Williams cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Susan Weber-Stoger.
In addition to their technology-steeped upbringing, evolving social media habits and current events history, the generation's members also share a unique demographic profile. From the article:
At approximately 60 million, native-born American members of Generation Z outnumber their endlessly dissected millennial older siblings by nearly one million, according to census data compiled by Susan Weber-Stoger, a demographer at Queens College...
Between 2000 and 2010, the country’s Hispanic population grew at four times the rate of the total population, according to the Census Bureau. The number of Americans self-identifying as mixed white-and-black biracial rose 134 percent. The number of Americans of mixed white and Asian descent grew by 87 percent.
Those profound demographic shifts are reflected at the cultural level, too. Attitudes on social issues have shifted, in some cases seismically, in the decade since millennials were teenagers.