U.S. Census defines today's typical middle-aged boomer
By DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writer
It's most likely to be a time of relative financial security, more stress and less leisure time.
According to U.S. Census and other demographic data, almost 38 million people are middle aged.
The typical middle-aged baby boomer lives in an urban area, is married and drives about 22 minutes to work.
The boomer has a choice of two cars, but often both the husband and wife have jobs. Three out of four Baby Boomer women work, and the Baby Boom generation is almost evenly split between males and females.
They're more likely than other adults to start their commute early. Boomers get up before 6 a.m. than other adults.
They bring a high degree of education to the work force. More than 80 percent have at least a high school degree. One half of the Boomers have been to college and one in four has a college degree.