Baby Boomers Statistics

Top 40 Most Interesting Baby Boomer Statistics

Considering that between 1946 and 1964, 78 million individuals were born in the United States alone, that allows for some pretty interesting baby boomer statistics.  As this generation continues to age, medical schools encourages enrollment for anyone to enter the medical field since great shortages are predicted in the near future as baby boomers require more and more medical attention.  Below are the top 40 most interesting baby boomer statistics.

  1. Currently, someone turns 50 every 7seconds.
  1. In the United States, 4.3 million babies entered into the world in 1957.  That is more than any other year in history.
  1. Experts agree that the baby boom was only a one time event.  While it was suggested that there would be a second boom when the generation was in their child bearing years, it never happened since many did not have any children while others decided to wait longer or adopt.
  1. In 1964, over one-third of the country's population was under the age of 19.
  1.  Today, baby boomers make up almost 30 percent of the population in America according to the United States Census.
  1. In the United States, 12,500 individuals turn 50 every single day.
  1. January 1st, 2006 was the day the first baby boomer turned 60.
  1. 49 is currently the largest age group in the United States.
  1. The 65 and over population will be at 71.5 million by 2030 and by 2050, that number will grow to be 86.7 million.
  1. It is suggested that a 50 year male baby boomer will live to be 78.5 years old while most females should live to be 82.5 years old.
  1. The baby explosion was a result of the soldiers coming home after World War II.
  1. In 1946, the first year of the boom there were 3,411,000 babies born.
  1. In 1964, the final years of the baby boom, 4,027,000 was the number of recorded births.
  1. One of the more interesting baby boomer statistics is that the four states that see the most retirement communities that would interest baby boomers are Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and California.


  1. The states that house the highest baby boomer percentages are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Montana, and Connecticut.
  1. 30 percent of baby boomers graduated from high school.
  1. 29 percent of baby boomers at least attended some college.
  1. 29 percent of baby boomers graduated from college.
  1. 12.5 percent of baby boomers did not finish high school.
  1. At least 74 percent of baby boomers are still employed.
  1. 22.5 percent of baby boomers do not work.
  1. The average baby boomer holds 11 different jobs throughout the course of their life.
  1. 50 percent of the asset base of the United States is held by baby boomers, totaling $13 million.
  1. 6.9 percent of baby boomers are receiving food stamps.
  1. At least 68 percent of baby boomers own their own home.
  1. Through surveys, 26 percent of baby boomers have said that they would like to buy a home that is located in an active adult community.
  1. 51 percent of baby boomers are undecided if they would buy a home in adult community or not.
  1. 23 percent say that they have no intentions of buying a home or moving to an adult community.
  1. One of the most disturbing baby boomer statistics is that at least 25 percent feel as though they will not have enough money to retire.
  1. 40 percent of baby boomers are unsure right now if they will be able to retire and comfortably live on the money that they have and will continue to receive.
  1. 74 percent of baby boomers are looking forward to retirement.
  1. 23 percent say that they want to buy a much smaller home after they retire.
  1. At least 55 percent of baby boomers plan on moving somewhere else after they retire.
  1. A majority of baby boomers spend many hours per day online.
  1. 16.5 million baby boomers are on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
  1. Baby boomers account for nearly 7 million of the 150 million MySpace members.
  1. 42 percent of baby boomers shop online to purchase natural food and vitamins.
  1. In 2001, 50 percent of doctor visits were from baby boomers.
  1. At least 27 million doctor visits are occurring annually due to diabetes in this generation.
  1. Women make up 50 percent of the current baby boomer population even though 1.05 male babies were born for ever female.