Generation Z

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Electric kick scooters and smartphones are particularly associated with Generation Z[1]

Generation Z (also known as Gen Z for short, or Zoomers) is the generation after Millennials and before Generation Alpha. Many sources define Zoomers as those born from 1997 to 2012.[2][3] Many others mention that Generation Z people were born between the years 1996 and 2011.[4][5][6][7] In a 2022 report, the U.S. Census designates Generation Z as those born 1997 to 2013.[8] Most members of Generation Z have used digital technology since a young age and are well known with the Internet and social media. Most members of Generation Z are the children of Generation X.[9]

Other proposed names for the generation included iGeneration, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Homeland Generation, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals.[10]


  1. "How Gen Z Impacts Urban Mobility". Meeting of the Minds. 14 October 2019.
  2. Burclaff, Natalie. "Research Guides: Doing Consumer Research: A Resource Guide: Generations". Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  3. Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (27 April 2022). "A generational portrait of Canada's aging population from the 2021 Census". Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  4. "Gen Z vs Gen Alpha". Medium.
  5. "Millennials vs Gen Zers: Key Difference". Adecco. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  6. "Empowering the Generation Zs to Take Action". Scholastic. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  7. "Generation Z, Anti-Millennials Who Mistrust Brands". The Staffing America Latina. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  8. Bureau, US Census. "2019 Data Show Baby Boomers Nearly 9 Times Wealthier Than Millennials". Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  9. Wellner, Alison Stein (September 1, 2000). "GENERATION". Ad Age. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  10. Horovitz, Bruce (4 May 2012). "After Gen X, Millennials, what should next generation be?". USA Today. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2012.