Meet The ‘Zillennials’, The New Micro-Generation

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Struggling to figure out whether you’re part of Gen Z or if you’re a millennial? You might be in the in-between club. Here’s everything you need to know about the zillennial, the new micro-generation in town.

Meaning of zillennial

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Millennials and Gen Z age range

According to the Pew Research Center (a well-known survey and social science institution based in the US), millennials (previously known as Generation Y) are people born between 1981 and 1996 while Gen Zs are born from 1997 through 2012.

Zillennials: meaning and age range

Meanwhile, a zillennial is a term that can be loosely used for people who were born between the early 1990s to the early 2000s. Zillennials are now in their early twenties and are most likely just starting out in the workforce. They might sometimes feel too old to be part of the Gen Zs or the TikTok generation and too young for the millennial crowd who are now mostly homeowners, managers, or young parents.

When it comes to tech, millennials are known for being digital pioneers while Gen Zs are digital natives. However, zillennials can’t fully identify with both.

Beyond the tech world, zillennials can be seen as people who don’t want to be associated with the negative connotations surrounding millennials and Gen Zs. Instead, they’re in the middle zone.

Popular zillennial celebrities

Wondering which celebrities might relate the most to this category? Some popular young stars who fall under the loose age range include singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter and actress and singer Zendaya.

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