Millennials End and Gen Z Begins When?

Millennials End and Gen Z Begins When?

Z 2Each generation has its start and cutoff point. Where these begin and end are important to demographers and how one self-identifies. The selection of dates can be somewhat arbitrary, but often grow in acceptance over time. Also, naming these generations has its own challenges. What should the generation after Millennials be called? Generation Z, iGeneration and Post-Millennials are some that have been used. Pew Research Center recently posted their determinations on what the name should be and when the new generation began. Admitting that there is no scientific process to making this formal decision, they have relied on Google Trends to see what is most commonly used as a name. It is Gen Z and that is how they will now describe this group. Officially, for them, it began 1997. You can read more about their selection process and conclusions here.