January 11, 2016

Cover Story

Economic Outlook

Utah: An Economic Powerhouse By Heather Stewart and Spencer Sutherland ...Read More

Featured Articles

Best Companies to Work for 2015

The Sharing Economy

Sections

Focus
Educating Innovators

Spotlight
Ryan Ashton: Making a Difference in the Life Sciences

Spotlight
Liz Findlay: Getting Albion Fit

Lessons Learned
Baby Steps

Technology
Managing Change

EntrepreneurEdge
More than Money

Business Trends
Youthful Utahns

Living Well
Thrill Seekers

Legal Briefs
Avoid Corporate Gambling

Money Talk
Give Yourself a Break

Economic Insight
Christmas Lessons

Around Utah
Around Utah Facts December

Industry Outlook
HEALTHCARE ROUNDTABLE

Regional Report
Utah Valley Regional Roundtable

Reader's Choice
Les Madeleines: A Taste of the World

Article

Youthful Utahns

A Large Cohort of Millennials is Reshaping the Landscape in the Beehive State

Compiled by Adva Biton

January 11, 2016


Utah is, by far, the youngest state in the union. Our median age is 30.2, compared with the national median of 36.8. That means an enormous chunk of Utah’s population is comprised of Millennials. In fact, in the year 2000, Millennials overtook Baby Boomers as the largest living generation in Utah. That milestone didn’t happen nationally until this year.

Utah Millennials are distinct from their parent’s generation in many ways, from political leanings to demographic diversity. How will these young digital natives impact Utah’s political, social and cultural landscape in the years to come?

The Pew Research Center defines Millennials as those born between 1981 and the early 2000s.

Utah’s Rank among States of Each Generation’s Percentage, 2013

Millennial

2nd

Gen X

46th

Boomer

51st

Silent

50th

How Generations Describe Themselves: A Religious Person

Millennial

48%

Gen X

54%

Boomer

63%

Silent

75%

While fewer Utah Millennials describe themselves as religious than previous generations, they are still more religious than their national counterparts; only 36% of Millennials nationally describe themselves as religious.

A Supporter of Gay Rights

Millennial

42%

Gen X

35%

Boomer

34%

Silent

28%

Employment-related Values Being Successful in a High-Paying Career or Profession

Millennial

94%

Gen X

90%

Boomer

89%

Silent

79%

Having a Job Where I Can Make an Impact on Causes or Issues that Are Important to Me

Millennial

98%

Gen X

96%

Boomer

91%

Silent

86%

41 percent of Utah Millennials say they want a new employer within the next two years, compared to 18 percent of Gen Xers.

Political Leanings by Generations in Utah

Page 12
Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Community Events View All

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
Date(s):
to
* Event Description:
  Cancel