Same-Sex Couples Make Up 1 Of 100 California Households

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New census figures show that one out of every 100 California households is made up of cohabitating same-sex couples, the highest proportion among the seven states for which detailed demographic data so far has been released.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday that California had 125,516 households headed by an adult living with a same-sex spouse who was described as either a husband, wife or unmarried partner.

The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, a think tank at UCLA, crunched the new numbers and found that San Francisco has the greatest share of same-sex couples among California counties.

But the city with the highest proportion of same-sex couples living together is the desert resort community of Palm Springs. The Williams Institute calculates that same-sex couples make up nearly 12 out of every 100 households there.

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