The Pew Research Center has shared seven of its most recent important demographic findings and trends for 2018:
- Millennials are projected to outnumber Baby Boomers by next year. Millennials numbered 71 million in 2016, while Baby Boomers numbered 74 million in the same year. Millennials are already the largest generation in the labor force.
- A record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lives in a multigenerational household. In addition, about 32% of the adult U.S. population lives in a shared household.
- Half of U.S. adults ages 18 and older today are married. This is down from 72% in 1960, but has remained steady in recent years.
- Motherhood and family size are on the rise after decades of decline. In 2016, 86% of women ages 40-44 had given birth at least once, up from 80% in 2006. On average, women in 2016 had 2.07 children during their lives.
- There are more than 250 million migrants worldwide. Sub-Saharan African nations account for eight of the ten fastest-growing international migrant populations since 2010.
- New refugee arrivals are down in the U.S. Since 2016, the share of refugees who are Christian has risen, while the share who are Muslim has declined.
- International arrivals to the U.S. have risen among some groups. New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled between 2008 and 2016.