US Census Reports 980K Same-Sex Couple Households

The Associated Press reports:

In 2019, there were slightly fewer than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married, according to new figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

Of the 980,000 same-sex couple households, 58% were married couples and 42% were unmarried partners, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. There were slightly more female couple households than male couple households.

The U.S. had 122 million households in 2019. The number of gays and lesbian households in the U.S. is greater than 980,000 since that figure only reflected same-sex couples living together. More than 16% of same-sex married households were interracial couples, double the rate for opposite-sex married couples.

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