(The Hill) — California has the largest number of LGBTQ Americans, according to new research, while Washington, D.C., has the greatest percentage of LGBTQ residents and the South claims a larger share of LGBTQ adults than any other region.

However, Colorado isn’t too far behind the leading states, and some of its age ranges lead the national average by several points.

Denver, Chicago, NYC mayors speak against migrant busing, issue regulations

A report published by the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles found an estimated 5.5% of U.S. adults, or about 13.9 million individuals, identify as LGBTQ, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2021-2022.

About 14.3% of D.C.’s population identifies as LGBTQ, while Oregon and Delaware, coming in at second and third, respectively, have LGBTQ populations of 7.8 and 7.5%.

Vermont and New Hampshire are close behind — 7.4 and 7.2%, respectively, followed by Washington state at 6.9% and Colorado and Maine, where LGBTQ residents accounted for 6.8% of each state’s population.

California, the largest state by population, has the most LGBTQ residents — 1,549,600 — followed by Texas, with 1,071,300 and Florida with 898,000. New York is close behind with 853,600 residents before the number drops to 586,500 in Pennsylvania, followed by 557,600 in Ohio. The top 10 is rounded out by Michigan, Illinois, Georgia and Washington.

Colorado has 294,500 LGBTQ residents, according to the report.

These new routes will start flying from Denver airport next year

Nearly 36% of LGBTQ Americans live in the South, which researchers defined as stretching from Texas and Oklahoma to Florida and north through Delaware. Kentucky, West Virginia, and D.C. are also included, per USA Today.

The Midwest holds 21.1% of LGBTQ Americans, while the Northeast has 18.5%.

The report separately found young adults — ages 18 to 24 — take up the largest share of LGBTQ Americans, at 15.2%. That’s equal to nearly one in six young adults in the U.S., or about 4,659,600 individuals. In Colorado, the 18-24 LGBTQ population is larger than the national average – 17.9%, or 93,400 Coloradans.

D.C.’s youth were more likely to be LGBTQ, with 31.4% of individuals ages 18-24 identifying as LGBTQ, and a few states reported over 20% of its 18-24-year-old residents identified as LGBTQ.

The share of those identifying as LGBTQ decreases by age, with those 65 and older only taking up about 1.8%, or 924,300 individuals. Colorado leads that average as well, with 2.2% of Coloradans in that age bracket, or about 17,000 adults. However, the area with the most LGBTQ individuals ages 65 and older appears to be D.C., with 4.3%.