https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/LTC/reports/demographics.htm Calendar Year -- Licenses Issued 2016 -- 369,117 2015 -- 217,588 2014 -- 246,326 2013 -- 242,641 2012 -- 146,346 I don't think that it should be based on who is eligible for LTC, but rather against mostly the base population since you don't necessarily know whether a person is eligible when you see them going about their business shopping at a store or whatever. The DPS statistics just state "licenses issued" and does not specify whether it is a renewal or a new license. This would affect the statistics somewhat since new licenses are good for 4 years and renewals are good for 5 years (last I heard). I don't remember when that changed, so you might have to take that into account for a truly accurate percentage. 2012-2016 -- Population -- Percentage 1,222,018 -- 25.1M -- 4.8686% 1,222,018 -- 20.6M -- 5.9321% 2013-2016 -- Population -- Percentage 1,075,672 -- 25.1M -- 4.2853% 1,075,672 -- 20.6M -- 5.2217% And I did not take into account licenses that have been revoke or licenses that are still valid, but the license holder has died from old age or whatever. Now, with respect to OC, I was recently in Las Vegas and I saw more people OCing in a couple of days than I have seen in Texas over the last year. That might be because they do not require a license for OC plus they have regulations where it is legal to OC in some places, but you cannot CC in that same place.