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Older Baby Boomers
Born 1946 - 1951

The Older Baby Boomers were born between 1946 an­d 1951.

Older Baby Boomer Demographics

This group represents 27% of the Baby Boomers. In 2009, Older Boomers represented 7% of the total population.

Older Baby Boomers Experiences

Older Boomers are the Leading Edge of Boomers -  born into an era of prosperity following World War II. 

The older boomers had many experiences that shaped them while in their teens, and later as adults:

  • Vietnam War
  • civil rights
  • President John F. Kennedy's assassination
  • Elvis went into the Army
  • NASA began
  • the Beatles
  • Neil Armstrong walked on the moon
  • Woodstock
  • Sesame Street
  • and a whole lot more...

Older Boomers Family Life

These Boomers came from traditional families, but had many non-traditional families. Working mothers, smaller families, longer lives, made family caregiving a three-generation issue than ever before.  

Older Boomers mostly grew up in the new suburbs (compared to the old rural lifestyle) and stayed in the suburbs to raise families. Over 90% of Boomer families are homeowners.

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