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The number of young people, ages 13 to 25, who identify as transgender has nearly doubled in recent years, according to a new report from the Williams Institute, a research center at the University of California, Los Angeles. According to the report, which is based on 2017-2020 survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teenagers make up a disproportionately large share of the U.S. transgender population, estimated at 1.6 million people. Younger teenagers (ages 13 to 17) are 7.6% of the total U.S. population and account for roughly 18% of transgender people, while 18-to-24-year-olds are 11% of the total population but make up 24% of the transgender population. Adults ages 25 to 64 had a disproportionately small share, representing nearly 62% of the total population but only 46.8% of transgender people. The report also shows the distribution of trans people by state, with New York having the largest estimated population of transgender teenagers, at 3%, and Wyoming having the smallest, at 0.6%, suggesting that peer influence or a community's political climate may play a role. The data also point to a generational shift, with today's young people feeling greater social acceptance and freedom to explore their gender identities. To read the full report, go to