This map shows the estimated raw number of LGBT adults living in each state, based on a 2018 analysis of Gallup data by The Williams Institute.
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  • 500K - 1.4M+
  • 200K - 499K
  • 50K - 199K
  • 8K - 49K

Percent of Adult LGBTQ Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBTQ adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBTQ adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

This map shows the estimated percentage of each state's adult population that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, based on a 2018 analysis of Gallup data by The Williams Institute.
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  • 5.0% and greater
  • 4.0%-4.9%
  • 3.0%-3.9%
  • 1.5%-2.9%

Percent of Adult LGBTQ Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBTQ adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBTQ adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

This map shows the percent of LGBT people (ages 25 and over) raising children in each state, based on data collected by Gallup and analyzed by the The Williams Institute. Data for the five U.S. territories are not available. For more information, contact The Williams Institute.
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  • 40%+ LGBTQ Individuals raising children(2 states, 0 territories)
  • 30 - 39.9% LGBTQ individuals raising children (13 states, 0 territories)
  • 20 - 29.9% LGBTQ individuals raising children (32 states, 0 territories)
  • Under 15% LGBTQ population raising children (3 states, 5 territories + D.C.)
*Data for the five U.S. territories are not available. For more information, contact the Williams Institute.

Percent of Adult LGBTQ Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBTQ adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBTQ adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

This map shows the percent of same-sex couples raising children in each state, based on data collected by the 2010 U.S. Census and analyzed by the The Williams Institute. For more information, contact The Williams Institute.
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  • 20%+ population same-sex couples raising children(13 states, 0 territories)
  • 15% - 19.9% population same-sex couples raising children (35 states, 0 territories)
  • Under 15% population same-sex couples raising children (2 states, 5 territories + D.C.)

Percent of Adult LGBTQ Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBTQ adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBTQ adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

State Total Adult Population LGBT Adult Population LGBT Population Density % of LGBTQ Individuals Raising Children % of Same-Sex Couples Raising Children
Alabama 4,887,871 117,000 3.1% 24.0% 20.4%
Alaska 737,438 21,000 3.7% 34.0% 23.1%
American Samoa 55,519 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Arizona 7,171,646 242,000 4.5% 25.0% 16.5%
Arkansas 3,013,825 76,000 3.3% 36.0% 21.2%
California 39,557,045 1,615,000 5.3% 24.0% 16.0%
Colorado 5,695,564 200,000 4.6% 25.0% 15.9%
Connecticut 3,572,665 111,000 3.9% 20.0% 17.0%
Delaware 967,171 34,000 4.5% 35.0% 15.6%
District of Columbia 702,455 56,000 9.8% 9.0% 8.7%
Florida 21,299,325 772,000 4.6% 24.0% 13.3%
Georgia 10,519,475 356,000 4.5% 27.0% 19.6%
Guam 159,358 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hawaii 1,420,491 52,000 4.6% 30.0% 15.8%
Idaho 1,754,208 36,000 2.8% 44.0% 22.3%
Illinois 12,741,080 426,000 4.3% 28.0% 16.6%
Indiana 6,691,878 229,000 4.5% 34.0% 18.9%
Iowa 3,156,145 87,000 3.6% 27.0% 18.6%
Kansas 2,911,505 73,000 3.3% 33.0% 21.8%
Kentucky 4,468,402 117,000 3.4% 26.0% 18.5%
Louisiana 4,659,978 139,000 3.9% 28.0% 19.9%
Maine 1,338,404 53,000 4.9% 21.0% 13.8%
Maryland 6,042,718 198,000 4.2% 20.0% 20.3%
Massachusetts 6,902,149 296,000 5.4% 21.0% 17.1%
Michigan 9,995,915 311,000 4.0% 27.0% 18.2%
Minnesota 5,611,179 175,000 4.1% 28.0% 16.5%
Mississippi 2,986,530 79,000 3.5% 34.0% 25.7%
Missouri 6,126,452 180,000 3.8% 26.0% 17.3%
Montana 1,062,305 24,000 2.9% 19.0% 22.0%
Nebraska 1,929,268 55,000 3.8% 32.0% 19.6%
Nevada 3,034,392 127,000 5.5% 22.0% 17.0%
New Hampshire 1,356,458 51,000 4.7% 31.0% 16.5%
New Jersey 8,908,520 288,000 4.1% 25.0% 19.7%
New Mexico 2,095,428 72,000 4.5% 29.0% 17.8%
New York 19,542,209 800,000 5.1% 22.0% 16.4%
North Carolina 10,383,620 319,000 4.0% 26.0% 18.5%
North Dakota 760,077 16,000 2.7% 10.0% 21.6%
Northern Mariana Islands 53,833 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ohio 11,689,442 389,000 4.3% 30.0% 17.7%
Oklahoma 3,943,079 113,000 3.8% 38.0% 20.9%
Oregon 4,190,713 183,000 5.6% 23.0% 16.3%
Pennsylvania 12,807,060 416,000 4.1% 27.0% 15.9%
Puerto Rico 3,195,153 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rhode Island 1,057,315 38,000 4.5% 19.0% 15.5%
South Carolina 5,084,127 137,000 3.5% 30.0% 18.9%
South Dakota 882,235 20,000 3.0% 29.0% 21.1%
Tennessee 6,770,010 182,000 3.5% 29.0% 18.1%
Texas 28,701,845 858,000 4.1% 29.0% 19.8%
U.S. Virgin Islands 106,405 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Utah 3,161,108 80,000 3.7% 40.0% 20.1%
Vermont 626,299 26,000 5.2% 23.0% 18.6%
Virginia 8,517,685 257,000 3.9% 26.0% 16.0%
Washington 7,535,591 300,000 5.2% 28.0% 15.8%
West Virginia 1,805,832 58,000 4.0% 31.0% 17.8%
Wisconsin 5,813,568 171,000 3.8% 29.0% 16.4%
Wyoming 577,737 15,000 3.3% 28.0% 24.7%
Data current as of 04/03/2020
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