Fact Sheet

LGBT Youth Population in the United States

September 2020

Using data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, this study estimates the number of LGBT youth in the U.S. and by state. Separate estimates for cisgender LGB and transgender people are also provided.

Fact Sheet

*This estimate represents 9.5% of the population of youth ages 13-17 in the United States.

Note: Due to rounding, estimates for subgroups (i.e., LGB cisgender, LGB transgender) will not always add up to the total (i.e., all LGB youth). Similarly, due to rounding, the sum of state estimates do not equal the total estimated number of LGBT youth in the US.

LGBT Youth Population in the United States