PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was found to have the 10th-highest percentage of millennials in the nation at 24.3 percent of its total population, for a total of 256,494 millennial residents, according to a report by the Brookings Institution Friday.
Coming in just behind Rhode Island is Massachusetts, with 24.2 percent of residents as millennials, for a total of 1,644,873 millennial residents.
The District of Columbia was reported to have the highest percentage of millennial residents of the largest sates and D.C. in the country at 34.8 percent.
Of the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the country, Provo-Orem, Utah, was reported to have the largest share of millennials at 30.4 percent. The Providence-Warwick metro area reported 23.1 percent of all residents were millennials in 2015.
A reported 17 percent of millennials live in poverty in the Providence metro, 34.4 percent have college degrees, 31.8 percent reported attending some college. High school graduates that did not attend college make up 24.3 percent of Providence metro millennials and 9.5 percent did not graduate high school.
The demographic of millennials in the Providence-Warwick metro: 71 percent white, 15.4 percent Hispanic, 6.3 percent black and 4.6 percent Asian.
The breakdown of demographics of all U.S. millennials in 2015: 56 percent white, 21 percent Hispanic, 14 percent black and 6 percent Asian. The millennial generation, at 44 percent minority, is the most diverse adult generation in American history, according to the report.
The Brookings Institution report utilized data from the 2015 American Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, among other sources.
Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.