A new report by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, The Millennial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future, examines how this generation, poised to become ever more consequential on economic, cultural, and governmental levels, is changing—and where it’s settling across the country.
The Brookings Institution looked at the group through many lenses, including homeownership rates, education, and poverty. Analysis of U.S Census data shows an increasingly diverse generation: 55.8 percent are white and nearly 30 percent are what the authors called “new minorities,” namely Latinx, Asian, and those identifying as two or more races.
Thirty of the 100 largest metro areas are now minority white, including Miami (25 percent) and Houston (32 percent).
Census data revealed where they are, and aren’t, moving to and living in across the country, which some see as a type of proxy for a city’s economic health.
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