I have been curious about generations since my Millennial teacher last year in US History II in sophomore year called our class "Millennials" and then a classmate said that we were "Gen Z". I have never heard the term before in my life. I always thought that I was a Millennial. I was born in 2002. I started getting interested and stated looking at numerous forums like these and found that there are numerous sources that consider us Gen Z and Millennials, but majority say we are Gen Z.
I think Gen Z would start in 1999 and end in 2014, with the cusp being from 1997 to 2000.
Off-cusp Gen Z is 2001-2012.
Early Gen Z is 2001-2003
Core Gen Z is 2004-2009 (2006 and 2007 would be the absolute peak)
Late Gen Z is 2010-2012
The Y/Z cusp transition is born in 1994-2003
Older Y/Z cusps are 1994-1996 (Late Millennial)
The Ultimate Y/Z cusps are 1997-2000
Younger Y/Z cusps are 2001-2003 (Early Gen Z)
Overall, I think 1993 born are Core Millennial and 2004 is Core Z, but if I was to extend the cusp to the longest, then it would go up to 1993-2004, since some credible sources consider Gen Z to start at 1993 (Canada Statistics) at the earliest and the Millennial generation at 2004 at the latest (Strauss and Howe, Harvard).
1993-1996 would be the older cusp (Late Millennial), since most sources consider them Millennial years.
1997-2000 would be core cusp (Y/Z), since a lot sources like Pew Research Center end Gen Y at 1996 and start Gen Z at 1997, and a lot of sources like the US Census Bureau end Gen Y at 2000 and start Gen Z.
2001-2004 would be younger cusp (Early Gen Z), since most sources consider them Generation Z years.
1993-1998 lean Millennial and 1999-2004 lean Gen Z.
1988-1992 are pure Millennial years and 2005-2008 are pure Gen Z years
The widest the X/Y transition could go is 1976-1987, but I usually think it's 1977-1986, with 1976 being Core Gen X and 1987 being Core Millennial.
The Boomer/X cusp would be 1958-1969.
I know this is too much but what do you think?