The Most (and Least) Common Zodiac Signs

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Interesting Facts About Birthdays

According to actual studies, if you put 70 random people in the same room, there is a 99.9% chance that at least two people will share the same birthday. If you increase that number to 200 people, the chances go up to 100%. Even if the number of people in a room was only 23, there would still be a 50% chance of two people sharing a birthday. It seems odd to most people considering there are 365 days in a year, but that’s why experts call this the “birthday paradox.”

A Short Summary

That being said, if you’re curious about the most and least common zodiac signs, the details are just as interesting. While the month of September is a very common month to be born in, it doesn’t automatically translate into the most common zodiac sign. In fact, Scorpios are the winners. Below we provide a list of the most and least common zodiac signs in the United States. We share a few of the characteristics that make each of them unique in case you’re new to the topic.

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The 6 Most Common Zodiac Signs

1. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

A total of 9.6% of the population in the United States are Scorpios. Scorpios can be puzzling and even a little on the mysterious side, but they certainly make life a lot more exciting.

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2. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgos make up 9.4% of the U.S. population, and they are known to be extremely intelligent. Virgos are even considered to be the most intelligent zodiac sign. They are usually hard working, kind, but stubborn as well.

3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

At 9.3% of the population, Geminis are full of energy and extremely sociable. If you want to be around someone who will entertain you and make you laugh the entire time, go for a Gemini. Their bubbly personalities and inventive thoughts make them a pleasure to be around.

4. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

People who are Pisces make up roughly 9.1% of the population. They are fun-loving and love to laugh. They also have dreamy personalities that seem to be contagious. Especially because they wear their heart on their sleeve and can tell a joke better than anyone else.

5. Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libras make up 8.8% of the population and have personalities that make them excellent communicators. They’re great to have around when there are a lot of people in the room and you need someone to get the conversation going. If a thoughtful conversation is what you’re after, you should look for a Libra.

6. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

People born under the Cancer sign make up 8.5% of the population. Cancer is one of the most sensitive zodiac signs. They’re always honest and sincere, so you can usually trust them because they say what they mean.

The 6 Least Common Zodiac Signs

1. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius is the least common zodiac sign there is, making up only 6.3% of the population. Aquarius people are people who love life but who also aren’t that crazy about commitments. They consider commitments too boring because their goal is to get as much out of life as possible every single day.

2. Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leos make up only 7.1% of the population, and they are fiery and proud. They love being the center of attention and are often the stars of the entire room. If you tell Leos that they are the second least common zodiac sign, it won’t bother them because their egos can take it. Furthermore, their love of life keeps them going.

3. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The Sagittarius group accounts for only 7.3% of the population. They tend to be one of the laziest zodiac signs as well, and don’t always love to work. Being near the bottom of this list probably won’t bother them too much.

4. Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries people make up 8.1% of the population. They tend to have lots of energy and a very strong desire to get what they want. In fact, your average Aries doesn’t take no for an answer just like that.

5. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Comprising 8.2% of the population, Capricorns are extremely smart and therefore don’t like to waste time on unnecessary things. They can seem cold at times, but they have a lot of love to give. They’re also very logical and practical, which makes them good in business-related matters.

6. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus people make up 8.3% of the population and are as stubborn as they come. They’re also naturally caring and show true concern for other people, which makes them a pleasure to be around.

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The most common zodiac sign in the United States is Scorpio with a total of 9.6% of the population. The least common zodiac sign is Aquarius with only 6.3% of the population.

Keep in mind that the information we provide is based on the U.S. Percentages could (partially) fluctuate over time. Our chart should give you a good and pretty accurate impression.

It should be obvious that we focus on Western astrology in this article. If you’re interested in the topic, consider to join the conversation at Quora. Seems like opinions differ, and even individual states show their own statistics.

One question that remains is: How about Ophiuchus? How many people consider themselves to fall under this sign, and what percentage represents them? Something to think about.

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