Transgender Population by State

The American Psychological Association defines transgender persons as individuals whose gender identity, behavior, or identity do not correspond with their sex assigned at birth. Statistics on the number of transgender individuals may vary greatly due to differing definitions of the word, social stigmas, or political legislation. 

Yet, the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles estimated that there are 1.6 million Americans over 13 years old who identify as transgender in the country, which accounts for 0.6% of the population over 13. Of that, 18% of people who identify as transgender are aged 13–17, effectively doubling since previous estimates. The number of transgender individuals may greatly differ from state to state, depending on socioeconomic, cultural, and political factors. 

Learn for yourself how the transgender population differs by state by looking at the data in the charts.

Transgender Population by State

Alabama - Transgender Population

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0.48%

#1 in the US

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147,000

#26 in the US

Alaska - Transgender Population

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0.7%

#2 in the US

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25,000

#47 in the US

Arizona - Transgender Population

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0.73%

#3 in the US

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286,000

#15 in the US

Arkansas - Transgender Population

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0.7%

#4 in the US

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95,000

#34 in the US

California - Transgender Population

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0.49%

#5 in the US

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1,859,000

#1 in the US

Colorado - Transgender Population

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0.6%

#6 in the US

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234,000

#17 in the US

Connecticut - Transgender Population

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0.54%

#7 in the US

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133,000

#30 in the US

Delaware - Transgender Population

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0.82%

#8 in the US

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40,000

#44 in the US

District of Columbia - Transgender Population

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0.92%

#9 in the US

Florida - Transgender Population

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0.55%

#10 in the US

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886,000

#4 in the US

Georgia - Transgender Population

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0.6%

#11 in the US

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425,000

#8 in the US

Hawaii - Transgender Population

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0.7%

#12 in the US

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59,000

#40 in the US

Idaho - Transgender Population

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0.52%

#13 in the US

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48,000

#42 in the US

Illinois - Transgender Population

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0.44%

#14 in the US

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506,000

#5 in the US

Indiana - Transgender Population

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0.5%

#15 in the US

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272,000

#16 in the US

Iowa - Transgender Population

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0.29%

#16 in the US

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106,000

#31 in the US

Kansas - Transgender Population

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0.56%

#17 in the US

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92,000

#35 in the US

Kentucky - Transgender Population

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0.51%

#18 in the US

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144,000

#28 in the US

Louisiana - Transgender Population

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0.44%

#19 in the US

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169,000

#24 in the US

Maine - Transgender Population

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0.53%

#20 in the US

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60,000

#39 in the US

Maryland - Transgender Population

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0.51%

#21 in the US

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234,000

#18 in the US

Massachusetts - Transgender Population

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0.67%

#22 in the US

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335,000

#13 in the US

Michigan - Transgender Population

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0.42%

#23 in the US

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373,000

#10 in the US

Minnesota - Transgender Population

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0.6%

#24 in the US

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210,000

#21 in the US

Mississippi - Transgender Population

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0.42%

#25 in the US

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99,000

#33 in the US

Missouri - Transgender Population

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0.2%

#26 in the US

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217,000

#20 in the US

Montana - Transgender Population

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0.41%

#27 in the US

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30,000

#45 in the US

Nebraska - Transgender Population

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0.45%

#28 in the US

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67,000

#38 in the US

Nevada - Transgender Population

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0.34%

#29 in the US

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145,000

#27 in the US

New Hampshire - Transgender Population

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0.57%

#30 in the US

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59,000

#41 in the US

New Jersey - Transgender Population

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0.62%

#31 in the US

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343,000

#11 in the US

New Mexico - Transgender Population

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0.67%

#32 in the US

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85,000

#36 in the US

New York - Transgender Population

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0.53%

#33 in the US

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913,000

#3 in the US

North Carolina - Transgender Population

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0.87%

#34 in the US

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382,000

#9 in the US

North Dakota - Transgender Population

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0.43%

#35 in the US

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20,000

#49 in the US

Ohio - Transgender Population

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0.51%

#36 in the US

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462,000

#7 in the US

Oklahoma - Transgender Population

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0.63%

#37 in the US

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138,000

#29 in the US

Oregon - Transgender Population

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0.59%

#38 in the US

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207,000

#22 in the US

Pennsylvania - Transgender Population

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0.55%

#39 in the US

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490,000

#6 in the US

Rhode Island - Transgender Population

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0.66%

#40 in the US

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44,000

#43 in the US

South Carolina - Transgender Population

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0.47%

#41 in the US

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167,000

#25 in the US

South Dakota - Transgender Population

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0.44%

#42 in the US

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25,000

#48 in the US

Tennessee - Transgender Population

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0.52%

#43 in the US

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223,000

#19 in the US

Texas - Transgender Population

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0.43%

#44 in the US

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1,053,000

#2 in the US

Utah - Transgender Population

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0.6%

#45 in the US

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104,000

#32 in the US

Vermont - Transgender Population

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0.53%

#46 in the US

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30,000

#46 in the US

Virginia - Transgender Population

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0.47%

#47 in the US

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308,000

#14 in the US

Washington - Transgender Population

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0.56%

#48 in the US

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342,000

#12 in the US

West Virginia - Transgender Population

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0.4%

#49 in the US

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68,000

#37 in the US

Wisconsin - Transgender Population

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0.34%

#50 in the US

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207,000

#23 in the US

Wyoming - Transgender Population

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0.48%

#51 in the US

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18,000

#50 in the US