Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Report: Where Do Same-Sex Married Couples Live?


A new report from The Tax Policy Center gives us some clues about married same-sex couples in the U.S.

For instance, the average adjusted gross income of married male couples in 2015 was about $165,960, versus $118,415 for female couples and $115,210 for different-sex couples.

But catch this: male same-sex couples with dependent children had an average income of $264,000, more than double that of female couples and straight couples with dependent children.

When you crunch the numbers by state (plus the District of Columbia), D.C. wins hands-down with same-sex couples making up 4.17% of all married couples.

Massachusetts and Vermont tied in second place at 0.99%.

Sad trombone sound - North Dakota brings up the rear with 0.13%.

But what about city by city?

Here's the report's top 10 cities for married same-sex couples:

1. San Francisco, CA - 13,220 married same-sex couples (1.52 percent)

2. Santa Rosa, CA - 1,416 married same-sex couples (1.25 percent)

3. Seattle, WA - 9,281 married same-sex couples (1.09 percent)

4. Boston, MA - 9,458 married same-sex couples (1.04 percent)

5. Portland, OR - 4,006 married same-sex couples (0.97 percent)

6. Miami, FL - 5,131 married same-sex couples (0.92 percent)

7. Albuquerque, NM - 1,248 married same-sex couples (0.90 percent)

8. San Diego, CA - 845 married same-sex couples (0.88 percent)

9. New York, NY - 13,892 married same-sex couples (0.84 percent)

10. Portland, ME - 1,111 married same-sex couples (0.83 percent)

Did any of that surprise you? I'd have thought NYC would have been higher on the list, but the population of the city is 8 million, so...

Loving that Albuquerque is in there. New Mexico is a beautiful state that doesn't get enough attention in my opinion :)


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