Generation X

cohort succeeding the Baby Boomers, born from 1965 to 1980

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom and before the Millennials. Generation X are generally defined as the people born from 1965 to 1980.[1][2][3][4][5] This generation is also defined as the people born from 1965 to 1979.


  1. "Millennials expected to outnumber Boomers in 2019". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  2. Williams, Alex (2019-05-14). "Actually, Gen X Did Sell Out, Invent All Things Millennial, and Cause Everything Else That's Great and Awful". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  3. Gorman, Megan. "Why Gen X Is Not A Forgotten Financial Generation". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  4. Miner, Nanette. "As Baby Boomers Near Retirement, Companies Risk A Leadership Shortage". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  5. Stephey, M. J. "Gen-X: The Ignored Generation?". Time. Retrieved 2019-11-17.