Number of Same-Sex Couples in New York City Increased, Census Shows

The latest census data revealed that New York City experienced a 27 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples over the last decade.

The Census Bureau has been rolling out data from the 2010 survey since mid-June. This week WNYC took a closer at the city’s jump in same-sex couples. Their report showed that over the past 10 years, an additional 7,066 households in the city include same-sex couples, for a total of 32,972 households.

The majority of same-sex couples live in census tracts that include areas of Chelsea, Hells Kitchen and Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Male couples make up 60 percent of the total number of same-sex couples living in the city, although in parts of Park Slope, Brooklyn there were more lesbian than gay male couples, according to WNYC.



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