Adult LGBT Population in the US

An estimated 4.5 percent of the adult population in the United States–roughly 11,343,000 people–identify as LGBT. California has the greatest number of LGBT residents (1,615,000) and Wyoming has the least (15,000). Regionally, the South has the largest population of LGBT adults (3,868,000) and the Northeast (2,079,000) has the smallest.

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For a comprehensive look at the demographics and socioeconomic status of LGBT adults nationwide and by state, visit our LGBT Data & Demographics interactive.

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