Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday July 3, 2016 - 1.4M U.S. Citizens are Transgendered

Updated estimates show 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the US, doubling estimates from a decade ago

For Immediate Distribution
June 30, 2016

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Representative, state-level surveys provide data sources for estimates of the population of adults who identify as transgender.

LOS ANGELES — An estimated 0.6% of adults in the United States, or 1.4 million individuals, identify as transgender, according to a new study authored by researchers at The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. The study provides the first ever state-level estimates of the percentage of adults who identify as transgender throughout the United States, ranging from 0.3% in North Dakota to 0.8% in Hawaii.

The study, titled “How Many Adults Identify as Transgender in the United States,” is also the first of its kind to provide estimates of the population in each individual state identifying as transgender.

Key findings from the study include

• Approximately 0.6% of adults identify as transgender, or 1.4 million adults.

• There are differences in the percentage of adults who identify as transgender among the states. Hawaii (0.8%), California (0.8%), Georgia (0.8%), New Mexico (0.8%), Texas (0.7%), and Florida (0.7%) are the states that have the highest percentages of adults who identify as transgender.

• The states with the lowest percentages of transgender-identified adults are North Dakota (0.3%), Iowa (0.3%), Wyoming (0.3%), Montana (0.3%), and South Dakota (0.3%).

• Young adults are more likely than older adults to identify as transgender. Among adults ages 18 to 24, 0.7% identify as transgender; among adults ages 25 to 64, 0.6% identify as transgender; and among adults ages 65 and older, 0.5% identify as transgender.

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