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Which U.S. City Has the Most Gay Couples?

Which U.S. City Has the Most Gay Couples?

Which U.S. City Has the Most Gay Couples?

For the first time since the Census began counting same-sex couples in 2000, San Francisco loses its status as the city with the highest percentage of gay male couples.

In a surprising upset, Seattle beat San Francisco as the American city with the highest percentage of gay male couples. In Seattle, 2.6% of all households are male couples, while 2.5% of San Francisco's households are male couples. The statistics come from recently-released numbers by the Census Bureau, which found a stark increase in reported gay male couples in Seattle, which reported only 1.7% in 2011.

Seattle also has the largest number of lesbian couples, with female couples comprising 1.2% of Emerald City households. Seattle is the only American city to have female couples comprising over 1% of households.

Seattle's same-sex couples are almost evenly split between male and female, though cities like Atlanta are heavily male, with 80% of same-sex couples being men. Lesbian couples dominate Wichita, Kan., with 88% of its same-sex couples being female. On the other end of the spectrum, El Paso, Tex. has the smallest percentage of same-sex couples among major American cities.

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