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What Percentage of the Population is Transgender 2020

Transgender is a term that is used to describe people whose gender identity does not match with the sex they were born with. In other words, a transgendered person may have been born as a male but identifies as a female or vice versa.

Calculating the percentage of the population of people that are transgender is difficult, since surveys that respondents voluntarily take are the only way to collect this data.

In the United States, approximately 0.58% of the adult population identifies as being transgendered, according to data from 2016. When breaking down the transgender population by state, the District of Columbia has the highest percentage at 2.77%. All states in the United States have transgendered adults accounting for less than 1% of the adult population.

There are other nations where being transgendered is recognized, but there is very little data as to how many transgender people there are in these nations. Some nations, such as India, recognize transgender as a third gender. However, there are other nations that are not so open to this idea. In 36 countries in Europe, a mental health diagnosis is required before a transgender person is legally recognized as such. There are 20 countries in Europe that even require sterilization of transgender people.

What Percentage of the Population is Transgender 2020

State Transgender Population Transgender Population per 100k
Delaware100,30010,213
Arkansas218,4007,218
Vermont34,5005,532
North Dakota39,9505,215
Alaska30,5504,197
New Mexico78,6003,741
South Dakota31,2003,503
Idaho49,7502,728
New Hampshire30,1002,204
Rhode Island21,0001,980
Tennessee125,3501,820
Maine22,3001,653
West Virginia19,1501,076
Oregon43,8001,030
Mississippi25,050843
Nebraska12,700654
Kansas17,700607
Montana5,400501
Oklahoma19,750497
Maryland29,900494
Massachusetts32,900477
Kentucky20,900467
Virginia32,850383
Hawaii4,750337
Iowa9,300294
Florida55,650256
Michigan24,250243
Minnesota13,650241
New York44,750231
Illinois27,600219
Colorado12,400213
Arizona13,400181
Ohio18,350157
Nevada4,500144
New Jersey11,750132
Connecticut4,550128
Louisiana5,350115
Indiana7,400109
Utah3,00092
Washington6,10079
Georgia8,45079
Alabama2,70055
California20,85053
Missouri2,70044
South Carolina2,15041
Pennsylvania4,25033
Texas7,20025
Wisconsin1,40024
North Carolina1,65016
Wyoming

What Percentage of the Population is Transgender 2020