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Things You Need to Know If You Want to Reach Millennial Families

Millennial families are the young families you are trying to reach. The oldest Millennials will turn 39 this year.

Let's take a closer look at Millennial families and things you need to understand if you are going to reach them for Christ.

Millennials now surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest generation.

There are over 72 million Millennials in the United States. They are giving birth to 9,000 babies each day.

Research shows that Millennials are slower to establish their own families than previous generations. Studies from Pew Research reveal that Millennials are less likely to live with a family of their own than previous generations. Over 40% of Millennials do not live with a family of their own.

14% of Millennials live with their parents.

Another 14% live with other family members. Millennial men are much more likely than Millennial women to live with their parents (18% of men compared with 10% of women).

About one-in-ten Millennials live alone.

Marriage - more than half of Millennials are not married, and those who are got married later in life. The median age for a first marriage has edged up in recent decades. The average man first gets married at age 30 and the average woman is 28 when she first weds. Millennials are more likely to be cohabiting than previous generations. Millennial parents put less value on marriage, many choosing to cohabit with their partners instead.