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How Do People In Same-Sex Couples Compare To Opposite-Sex Couples?

Posted on May 14, 2022

Larger Share of People in Same-Sex Couples Have Graduate or Professional Degrees Than People in Opposite-Sex Couples 

ZACHARY SCHERER AND LYDIA ANDERSONAPRIL 01, 2021

There were roughly 980,000 same-sex couple households in the United States in 2019 and most were married — around 58% compared to 42% unmarried.

The U.S. Census Bureau publishes an annual table package on the characteristics of same-sex couple households based on American Community Survey (ACS) data that goes back to 2005.  However, most of the estimates included in this table package are at the national level.