Vegetarian Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Vegetarian Research Group, Vegetarian Times, Harris Interactive Service Bureau
Research Date: 6.18.2013
Vegetarian StatisticsData
Number of Americans who are vegetarian7.3 Million
Number of Americans who follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet.”22.8 Million
Number of Americans who are vegan1 Million
Percent of kids age 8 to 18 that are vegetarians3 %
Percent of adults who consider themselves vegetarians10 %
Percent of people surveyed who said they are "definitely interested" in following a vegetarian diet in the future5.2 %
Demographics of Vegetarians 
Percent of female vegetarians59 %
Percent of male vegetarians41 %
Percent age 18 to 3442 %
Percent age 35 to 5440.7 %
Percent over 5517.4 %
Length of time being a vegetarian 
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for more than 10 years57.1 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for 5 to 10 years18 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for 2 to 5 years10.8 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for less than 2 years14.1 %
Reasons cited for being a vegetarian 
Improve overall health53 %
Environmental concerns47 %
Natural approaches to wellness39 %
Food-safety concerns31 %
Animal welfare54 %
Weight loss25 %
Weight maintenance24 %
Top Vegetarian Cities (Ranked by number of vegetarian restaurants)
1Portland, Oregon
2Seattle, Washington
3San Francisco, California
4New York, New York
5Atlanta, Georgia
6Washington, D.C.
7Minneapolis, Minnesota
8Austin, Texas
9Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10Chicago, Illinois

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