States That Generation Xers Are Leaving — and Where They Are Moving Fastest

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Generation X, which consists of Americans from about age 36 to 51, makes up about one-fifth of the U.S. population. Gen Xers are wedged between the baby boomers, the population bulge that followed World War II, and the millennials, who were born roughly between 1981 and 2000.

Using U.S. Census Bureau population data, Governing the States and Localities has tracked Gen X population increases and declines across the country. Often Gen Xers go where economic opportunity lies. Given their ages, they may also be responding to the needs of growing families and school-aged children.

Here is a ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of Gen X movement starting with the areas of slowest growth — indeed negative growth — and ending with the places where this generation has been migrating the fastest. The study period was from 2010 through 2016.

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