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What years are considered "baby boomers"?

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People born between 1946 and 1964 are considered "baby boomers." In 1946, 3.4 million babies were born, a jump of 20 percent from 1945, and at least 3.8 million babies were born each year until 1965. During this period, 76.4 million baby boomers were born in the United States.

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By the end of 1964, the baby boomers comprised 40 percent of the population of the United States. The period between 1929 (the beginning of the Great Depression) and 1945 (the end of World War II) had seen economic deprivation and global war, and many older Americans had put off marrying and having children until conditions improved; at the same time, many younger Americans were ready to start families of their own.

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