Baby Boomers and 2016!

Did you know that the oldest baby boomers will be turning 70 in 2016? Here is a snapshot look at the demographics of these boomers:

  • Ethnicity
    • 76% Caucasian
    • 9% African-American
    • 9% Hispanic
    • 5% Asian
    • 2% other
  • Education
    • 30% are College graduates
    • 14% hold an advanced degree
  • Wealth
    • $55,900 is the median household income
    • 78% live in a single-family home
  • Marriage
    • 62% have been married once
    • 23% married twice
    • 9% married three or more times
    • 6% never married
  • Military service
    • 40% male
    • 1% female
  • Turning 70 in 2016
    • 3.4 million were born in 1946
    • 2.1 million still living
  • Politics
    • 38% Democrat
    • 36% Republican
    • 12% Independent
    • 13% none
  • Voter turnout
    • 84% vote in local elections
    • 84% vote in statewide elections
    • 91% vote in presidential elections

Here are some of the celebrities who will be turning 70 this year:

  • Danny DeVito
  • Michael Douglas (Jr.)
  • Dianna Ross
  • Timothy Dalton
  • George Lucas
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • Danny Trejo
  • Sam Elliott
  • Stockard Channing
  • Gary Busey
  • Barbara Carrera
  • Ken Howard
  • Dennis Franz
  • Richard Belzer
  • Gladys Knight
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Ben Stein
  • Cathy Lee Crosby
  • Tim Reid

Source: AARP Bulletin, Jan/Feb 2016 issue, 2014 American Community Survey, and 2013 Scarborough USA+ Survey.

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