Got a 27-year-old in the family? Wondering how this millennial-in-the-middle compares to his and her peers in terms of work, school and marriage? The Bureau of Labor Statistics has run the numbers and has data for you.
Its long-running survey (thank you, Census Bureau) of a group of Americans born in the early 1980s finds today's 27-year-old to be more educated than adults as a whole. A lot more of them have some college experience, more have earned at least a bachelor's degree, and fewer have dropped out of high school.
Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics / The Census Bureau chart: Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR
Regardless of education, most Americans in this group have lots of work experience. By the time they are 27, they have held about six jobs.
Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics chart: Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR
In terms of hooking up, marriage style, women are more likely than men (by a large margin) to be married at age 27. Generally, people with more education are more likely to be married than those with less.
Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics chart: credit Quoctrung Bui/NPR