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What is a Boomer?

We have been asked the definition of a boomer. Well we like the wiki encyclopedia

definition below:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


a baby boomer is a person (human) born between 1946 and 1964 in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, or Australia. Following World War II, these countries experienced an unusual spike in birth rates, a phenomenon commonly known as the baby boom. The term is iconic and more properly capitalized as Baby Boomers. The terms “baby boomer” and “baby boom” along with others (e.g. “boomies” or “boomers”) are also used in countries with demographics that did not mirror the sustained growth in American families over the same interval.

Another site, who calls themselves The Baby Boomer HeadQuarters, www.bbhq.com ,
makes the following observations:

In 2007, that would make us between 43 and 61 years old. There are about 75 million boomers in the U.S.; we currently represent about 29% of the U.S. population. (In Canada, we are sometimes known as “Boomies”; there are 6 million of us there. In Britain, our generation is known as “the bulge.”)

The term is used (nobody knows who coined the phrase) to define the “boom” in births after WWII. Our Boomer Stats page identifies the number of U.S. births during the 40s, 50s and 60s.
However, there may be other definitions or insights you like, so please share them.

Ray and Rosie

2 comments to What is a Boomer?

  • I want to share a recently coined term by CARP: Zoomer.

    A Zoomer is a Boomer with “zip”! Zip can refer to energy, youthfulness, active lifesytle, health and a desire to be involved in many facets of living.

    Many older adults – boomers – in our world today, are in fact Zoomers. They are the first generation of their kind who refuse to let age be a barrier to their full participation.

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