The Number Of Gay Households Skyrocketed In The Past Decade

Even as gay couples continue to fight for their right to marry, the number of same-sex households has steadily risen over the last 10 years.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a brief of the 2010 Census that showed an 80 per cent increase in same-sex households from 358,000 in 2000 to 646,000 in 2010. 

The Census also evaluated the prevalence of households with partners of different race. As shown in the map below, same-sex households with partners of different race were mostly found in the southwestern states, with the exception of Alaska.

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Photo: U.S. Census Bureau

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