How much is 1%?

According to the US 2010 census the US population was 308.7 million people. The current estimation is 318.9 million. Asexuals are estimated to only make up 1% of the population (according to Antony F. Bogeart the author of Understanding Asexuality) and in the US alone that’s  at least 3,189,000 people who do not fall under the standard heternormative model. (and seriously, if you counted all the LGBT+ groups including non-binary how “normal” would hetero actually be?)

That means that if asexuals in the US were their own state they would have 4 seats in the House of Representatives and be the 30th most populous state- beating out the current population estimates of Iowa, Utah, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virgina, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming, and Washington D.C.

The world population is estimated to be 7.125 billion. One percent of that is 71,250,000. If asexuals world wide were their own country it would be the 2oth most populous country in the world- beating out the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Canada and would be about half the population of Russia.

Is that big enough for you?

 

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