145 Millennial Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

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Here are all the most interesting Millennial statistics and facts I have been able to dig up so far. As always, I will be updating and adding to this list often as I come across newer stats. Be sure to check back often to see the latest.

Few marketing demographics have been more focused on, studied and measured than millennials. This elusive generation with their different values and views, can make it difficult for other generations to target and market to, at times. That said, when you are able to find millennials in their natural habitat and create messaging that resonates with them, you’ve hit the marketing jackpot. In an effort to help a marketer or two out, I’ve come up with a few of the best millennial generation statistics I’ve come across lately.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these millennial statistics come from company reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

Millennial Statistics and Facts

Number of millennials in the US:

83 million

Last updated 9/13/17

Percentage of the US population that are millennials:


Last updated 2/18/16

Percentage of the US workforce that are millennials:


Last updated 2/8/16

Average amount of time millennials spend on their smartphones each week:

19 hours

Last updated 8/25/17

Percentage of US millennials that are parents:

more than 40%

Last updated March 2017

Percentage of millennials in the US that will be parents by 2026:


Last updated 1/26/16

92% of American millennials own a smartphone.

Last updated 5/2/18

54% of American millennials own a tablet.

Last updated 5/2/18

Percentage of US millennials that access the internet only from a mobile device:


Last updated 5/2/18

Percentage of millennial smartphone owners that use it to make online purchase at least once a week:


Last updated 8/24/16

Percentage of US millennial smartphone owners that text more than they talk on their smartphone:


Percentage of B2B researchers that are millennials:


Last updated March 2015

Percentage of Millennials that admit to missing a conversation because they were distracted by their phone:


Last updated 10/17/15

Percentage of US millennial internet users that use ad blockers:


Last updated 10/13/16

Percentage of US millennials that search social media for coupons:


Last updated 4/8/16

Percentage of millennials that would like to occasionally work from home:


Last updated 10/13/16

Percentage of millennials that think they would be more productive working from home:


Last updated 10/13/16

Percentage of millennials that would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options:


Last updated 10/13/16

Percentage of millennials that are likely to quit a job if the employer had substandard technology:


Last updated 10/26/16

Percentage of millennials that have $10,000 in student debt or more:


Last updated 1/11/17

Percentage of Millennials that listen to podcasts:


Last updated 8/21/17

Percentage of millennials that use ride-hailing services:


Last updated 5/19/17

70% of Millennials are more influenced by bloggers than celebrities.

Last updated 9/13/17

69% of Millennials report having FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Last updated 9/13/17

Percentage of US millennials that still live with their parents:


Last updated 5/10/18

Get the Full Report

This report will give you a good start. Here are all the Millennial statistics I have been able to dig up over the years; 145 of them including stats on:

  • Social Media and Millennials
  • Millennials and Shopping
  • Millennials and the Workplace
  • Mobile Tendencies
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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