Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Affluence of Same-Sex Couples

Among the nation's 6.5 million unmarried couples, 581,300 are same-sex couples, according to a Census Bureau analysis of data from the 2009 American Community Survey.

Male same-sex couples are far more affluent than married couples. Female same-sex couples are equally as affluent as married couples. Here is average household income by type of couple...

Male same-sex couples: $116,749
Married opposite-sex couples: $93,351
Female same-sex couples: $92,213
Unmarried opposite-sex couples: $64,005

Source: Census Bureau, Families and Living Arrangements, Working Papers

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