What is the prevalence of giftedness?

A reasonable estimate is that 10 percent of the population are at least mildly gifted or talented.

There are currently no national estimates of giftedness in Canada.


1. Bélanger, J., & Gagné, F. (2006). Estimating the size of the gifted/talented population from multiple identification criteria. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 30(2), pp. 131-163

2. Gifted Education in the U.S. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources/gifted-education-us

3. U.S. Census Bureau (2013). School Enrollment in the United States: 2011 (P20-571). Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/policy/os/onschools_2017e.pdf