Generation X

Born: 1965-1980 (currently ages 40-55)

65.2 million Americans are part of Generation X. Often depicted as savvy and entrepreneurial, Gen Xers are in their prime earning years but suffered major setbacks during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. Despite this, Gen X was the only generation that recovered wealth lost during the Great Recession. 

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38%

THE LOSS IN GENERATION X HOUSEHOLDS' WEALTH
from 2007 to 2010
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115%

THE GAIN IN GENERATION X HOUSEHOLDS' WEALTH
from 2010 to 2016
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