The Digital World of Millennials

Young adults are the most connected consumers

Millennials—also commonly referred to as Generation Y and echo boomers—are the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. Unsurprisingly, the internet’s role is paramount among the age group’s media habits and usage. From shopping to socializing to watching TV, they do it all online.

“Millennials represent a critical target for marketers, and the best place to reach them is where they are—online,” said Jared Jenks, eMarketer analyst and author of the new report, “Demographic Profile—Millennials.”

Millennials comprise nearly a quarter of the total US population, and are evenly split between males and females. Less than six in 10 are white, and aside from children under 18, millennials are the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in the country’s history. Read More »