Baby boomers by the numbers:
By JOHN A. CUTTER
© St. Petersburg Times, published February 27, 2001
Percentage increase in births from 1945 to 1946 -- 20 percent.
Year the annual number of births reached 4-million -- 1955.
Year the annual number of births falls back below 4-million -- 1965, the first post-boom year.
Year the annual number of births falls below the 1946 number -- 1972, part of the so-called Baby Bust.
Year the annual number of births again surpasses the 1946 number -- 1979.
Percentage of boomers who say they will move to a new area when they retire -- 21.
Percentage of boomers who expect to struggle to make ends meet in retirement -- 23.
Number of boomers who say they are satisfied with the amount of money they are putting away for retirement -- two-thirds.
Percent of boomers who say their generation needs more money than their parents' generation to live comfortably -- 84.
Percent of boomers who say their generation is more indulgent than their parents' generation -- 75.
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-- Sources: "Baby Boomers Envision Their Retirement: An AARP Segmentation Analysis," February 1999, Roper Starch Worldwide and AARP; U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
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