Four Michigan cities are listed among the 25 cities with the highest same-sex couple population, according to a recent analysis from the Williams Institute. The institute has used U.S. census data to analyze same-sex couple populations since 1990.
The institute ranked cities by how many same-sex couples were present per 1,000 households in small, medium and large cities. In Michigan, there are 5.6 same-sex couples per 1,000 households on average. Lansing has 12.34 same-sex couples per 1,000 households; Ann Arbor has 11.9. Lansing was listed 19th and Ann Arbor was listed 23rd on the 25 most populated mid-size cities for same-sex couples. The institute defined mid-size cities as those with populations between 100,000 and 250,000.
Pleasant Ridge and Ferndale made the list for most same-sex couples in small-sized cities that have less than 100,000 residents. Pleasant Ridge was listed seventh, with 59.55 same-sex couples per 1,000 households. Ferndale was listed 25th, with 35.06 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
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