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Facts and Findings from The Gay and Lesbian Atlas

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Document date: March 30, 2004
Released online: March 30, 2004
Contact: Karen McKenzie, (202) 261-5627, kmckenzi@ui.urban.org
Latricia Good, (202) 261-5709, lgood@ui.urban.org

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Where Do Gay and Lesbian Couples Live?

Census 2000 counts same-sex couples in 99 percent of U.S. counties. Like the distribution of the U.S. population at large, the distribution of gay and lesbian families is far from uniform across the nation.

(From The Gay and Lesbian Atlas, by Gary J. Gates and Jason Ost, Urban Institute Press, May 2004.)


States with the most same-sex couple households
1. California
2. New York
3. Texas
4. Florida
5. Illinois
6. Pennsylvania
7. Georgia
8. Ohio
9. Massachusetts
10. New Jersey


Highest concentrations of same-sex couple households...

by state by large metro area
1. Vermont 1. San Francisco, CA
2. California 2. Oakland, CA
3. Washington 3. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
4. Massachusetts 4. Fort Lauderdale, FL
5. Oregon 5. Austin-San Marcos, TX
6. New Mexico 6. New York, NY
7. Nevada 7. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
8. New York 8. Albuquerque, NM
9. Maine 9. Atlanta, GA
10. Arizona 10. Jersey City, NJ
 
by city/town* by neighborhood (ZIP code)
1. Provincetown, MA 1. Provincetown, MA - 02657
2. Guerneville, CA 2. Castro, San Francisco, CA - 94114
3. Wilton Manors, FL 3. Guerneville, CA - 95446
4. West Hollywood, CA 4. Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA - 94131
5. Palm Springs, CA 5. West Hollywood, CA - 90069
6. Miami Shores, FL 6. Oakland Park/Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 33305
7. Decatur, GA 7. Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, CA - 94117
8. Key West, FL 8. Chelsea, New York, NY - 10011
9. Northampton, MA 9. Roxbury, Boston, MA - 02118
10. North Druid Hills, GA 10. Montrose, Houston, TX - 77006
 
*Cities or towns with at least 50 same-sex couples.

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