Generations

Generations Statistics & Trends

e-Strategy Trends’ continually-updated collection of generations research, statistics and trends for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Generation X Household Budget [TABLE]

Table: Generation X Household Budget

At 65 million strong, Gen X—those born between 1965 and 1980 per our definition—is smaller in size than the boomer and millennial generations, but their average pretax household income is about $101,000 annually, nearly $25,000 more than the average for all US households.

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Attitudes Toward Regareting Ads By Age [CHART]

Chart: Attitudes Toward Regareting Ads By Age

Generally, Americans have an unfavorable opinion about online targeted advertising. More than half (51%) of US adults believe that targeted advertisements are an inappropriate use of personal data rather than a convenient way to see products they’re interested in, according to more than 3,100 US adults surveyed by YouGov.

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TikTok US Users By Age & Income [CHART]

Chart: TikTok US Users By Age & Income

Who is downloading and using TikTok? Not surprisingly, data from March 2019 shows that the age group with the largest number of unique visitors is 18-24-year-olds (3.7 million), which accounts for just over one-quarter (25.8%) of the total US adult visitors.

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Bad Shopping Experience Reactions [CHART]

Chart: Bad Shopping Experience Reactions

A report from BRP shows that there are significant variances in shopping behavior by age, in particular between those who grew up in the internet age (“Digital Consumers” age 18-37) and those born before this time (“Traditional Consumers” age 38+).

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