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Youth Demographics: Gender Data Set

The child population in Indiana contains many differing characteristics. Recognizing the various
demographics that make up the youth population in Indiana is a vital component to all work
that is being done with youth throughout the state. While it is important to recognize the diverse
populations and backgrounds that many of our youth come from, it is also important to establish
a collective understanding of how youth serving agencies and the Indiana Youth Institute define
these demographics. Even though some definitions are commonly understood, others may be more
obscure in their application and so it is important to create a base from which everyone can develop
their understanding.

  • Gender identity: an individual’s innermost belief or concept of how they perceive themselves or what
    they call themselves
  • Sexual orientation: an inherent or immutable enduring emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to
    other people

Years Included: 2021

Source: U.S. Census, ACS 5-year estimate B01001