Census study: Atlanta No. 5 for gay couples

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imageIn the final analysis, Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Decatur and North Druid Hills ranked in the top U.S. cities for their size in a study of reported same-sex households in the tally of 2010 U.S. Census numbers. Among large cities with populations above a quarter-million residents, Atlanta’s 4,299 same-sex households (22.2 per 1,000 households) comes in fifth after San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, Calif., and Minneapolis, respectively. San Francisco soars past the other big cities with 11, 555 such households, or 33.4 per 1,000. When it comes to the nation’s top 25 cities with less than 100,000 residents for same-sex run homes, metro Atlanta municipalities shine again with even higher ratios than the city of Atlanta itself. Avondale Estates (49.3 households per 1,000) ranks 12th in the nation, Decatur comes in at No. 21 (39.4), and North Druid Hills is 22nd (36.9). The final parsing of numbers by the Williams Institute, an LGBT think tank at the UCLA School of Law, supplements previous reports that Georgia outpaces other Southern states, and DeKalb and Fulton topped Georgia counties that include same-sex households in areas as remote and small as the North Georgia mountains. Nationwide, the study reports 901,997 households led by two adults of the same sex, or 7.7 per 1,000. It also shows a whopping 99 percent of U.S. counties tallied at least one same-sex headed home. Some 60 percent of the reported households are headed by women, a number mirrored in Georgia, which shows 57 percent are women. One in four same-sex households are raising kids in Georgia, with 22 percent nationwide.


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