New Research on Size of U.S. Transgender Population

August 12, 2016

Significant adjustments have been made to estimates of the number of trans-identified individuals.   According to research released by the Williams Institute late last month, there are 1.4 million trans identified adults in the U.S. This is roughly double the estimate made by the Williams Institute in 2011, and brings the percentage of the adult population who identify as trans up to .6% – an increase attributed to a wider data pool created when 19 states opted to include a question on gender identity in their reporting to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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