Race and Ethnicity of Adults Who Identify as Transgender in the US

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Data sources that describe the race and ethnicity of adults who identify as transgender in the United States are
limited. National population-based surveys, like the American Community Survey, are the best sources to provide
generalizable findings on the demographics of U.S. residents. Yet, these surveys have rarely included measures of
gender identity that would allow researchers to identify transgender respondents. Therefore, there is limited
information on the demographics of this population. However, some representative, state-level surveys do collect
this information. In this report, we utilize data from state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the racial and
ethnic composition of adults who identify as transgender in the United States. This report is part of a series of
Williams Institute reports in which we provide new estimates about the size and basic demographic characteristics
of the population of adults who identify as transgender in the U.S. and all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.1

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