January 1, 2017, Texas License to Carry (LTC) Licensure Among Persons Age 18-23

Licenses Issued Minus Licenses Revoked

Age
18*
19*
20*
21
22
23
SUBTOTAL

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

37
139
179
5843
4612
4427
15237

16
81
124
3534
2766

18
78
140
3271

16
61
108

11
39

6521

3507

185

50

TOTAL
25500

License issuance and revocation numbers courtesy of Texas Department of
Public Safety:
https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm
NOTE: A first-time license issued in 2011 expired before the end of 2016.
Texas Population Estimates by Age
18
19
20
21
22
23

413259
410864
409183
409443
412930 (approx.)
412930 (approx.)
2468609
Population estimates courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/CHS/Popdat/Dtl/DTL2016p/
*A person age 18-20 can only obtain a Texas LTC if he or she is a member or
veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. As of January 1, 2017, there were a maximum
of 470 active Texas LTCs held by military personnel and veterans age 18-20. In
that age range, that's approximately one Texan out of every 2,624, or 0.0381%.
As of January 1, 2017, the rate of LTC licensure among Texans age 21-23 is
approximately 2%, or one person out of every 49.
As of January 1, 2017, the rate of LTC licensure among Texans age 18-23 is
approximately 1.03%, or one person out of every 97.
(This is up from roughly 0.75%, or one person out of every 133, on January 1, 2016.)
In 2016, 0.118% of LTC holders between the ages of 18 and 23 had their licenses revoked.
For those age 21-23, the revocation rate was 0.120%.
By comparison, 0.160% of license holders between the ages of 38 and 43 had their LTCs
revoked.

January 1, 2016, Texas Concealed Handgun Licensure Among Persons Age 18-23
Licenses Issued Minus Licenses Revoked

Age
18*
19*
20*
21
22
23
SUBTOTAL

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

16
81
124
3534
2766
2625
9146

18
78
140
3271
2520

16
61
108
2810

11
39
73

15
42

6027

2995

123

57

TOTAL
18348

License issuance and revocation numbers courtesy of Texas Department of
Public Safety:
https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm
NOTE: A first-time license issued in 2010 expired before the end of 2015.
Texas Population Estimates by Age
18
19
20
21
22
23

404293
402981
402918
406734
407971 (approx.)
407971 (approx.)
2432868
Population estimates courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/CHS/Popdat/Dtl/DTL2015p/
*A person age 18-20 can only obtain a Texas CHL if he or she is a member or
veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. As of January 1, 2016, there were a maximum
of 333 active Texas CHLs held by military personnel and veterans age 18-20. In
that age range, that's approximately one Texan out of every 3,634, or 0.0275%.
As of January 1, 2016, the rate of concealed handgun licensure among Texans age
21-23 is approximately 1.5%, or one person out of every 67.
As of January 1, 2016, the rate of concealed handgun licensure among Texans age
18-23 is approximately 0.75%, or one person out of every 133.
(This is up from roughly 0.68%, or one person out of every 146, on January 1, 2015.)
In 2015, 0.147% of license holders between the ages of 18 and 23 had their CHLS revoked.
For those age 21-23, the revocation rate was 0.150%.
By comparison, 0.155% of license holders between the ages of 38 and 43 had their concealed
handgun licenses revoked.

January 1, 2015, Texas Concealed Handgun Licensure Among Persons Age 18-23
Licenses Issued Minus Licenses Revoked

Age
18*
19*
20*
21
22
23
SUBTOTAL

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

18
78
140
3271
2520
2453
8480

16
61
108
2810
2508

11
39
73
2085

15
42
72

13
40

5503

2208

129

53

TOTAL
16373

License issuance and revocation numbers courtesy of Texas Department of
Public Safety:
https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm
NOTE: A first-time license issued in 2009 expired before the end of 2014.
Texas Population Estimates by Age
18
19
20
21
22
23

396586
396835
400420
403126
397679 (approx.)
397679 (approx.)
2392325
Population estimates courtesy of the Texas Department of State Health Services:
https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/CHS/Popdat/Dtl/DTL2014p/
*A person age 18-20 can only obtain a Texas CHL if he or she is a member or veteran of
the U.S. Armed Forces. As of January 1, 2015, there were a maximum of 324 active
Texas CHLs held by military personnel and veterans age 18-20. Among Texans in that
age range, that's approximately 0.027%, or one person out of every 3,685.
As of January 1, 2015, the rate of concealed handgun licensure among Texans age
21-23 is approximately 1.3%, or one person out of every 75.
As of January 1, 2015, the rate of concealed handgun licensure among Texans age
18-23 is approximately 0.68%, or one person out of every 146.
(This is up from roughly 0.5%, or one person out of every 198, on January 1, 2013.)
In 2014, 0.189% of LTC holders between the ages of 18 and 23 had their licenses revoked.
For those age 21-23, the revocation rate was 0.186%.
By comparison, 0.196% of license holders between the ages of 38 and 43 had their
concealed handgun licenses revoked.

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