X Marks the Spot for Gen-X Density

After characterizing the post-World War II generation as cuddly Baby Boomers, sociologists ran out of ideas. They eventually settled on Generation X, a hand-me-down label first given to European youth of the 1950s and then to a variety of subcultures in the early 1960s.

It was a Canadian author who applied it to young adults in the late 1980s, and ever since, Gen-X has stood for those born from 1965 to 1976.

A recent report by RealtyTrac takes a close look at where this age group has chosen to settle. Using the most recent census estimates available, compiled by the American Community Survey in 2013, the report lists the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) where Gen-Xers are gravitating.

 

Rank  Metropolitan Statistical Area Population
% Gen-X
1 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina 1,135,165 18.54%
2 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia 5,291,701 18.01%
3 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North and South Carolina 1,766,452 18.01%
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California 1,843,860 17.94%
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California 4,348,880 17.58%
6 Washington, DC-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia 5,603,696 17.57%
7 Austin-Round Rock, Texas 1,731,777 17.50%
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas 6,400,781 17.26%
9 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut  918,892 17.12%
10 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington 3,453,748 17.11%

 

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