Which Cities Have Growing Gay Populations?

Ft. LauderdaleFort Lauderdale beat every big city at growing its gay and lesbian population between 2000 and 2010. During that time span, the portion of households containing same-sex partners increased more in the South Florida city than in all other cities of similar or greater size.

Using Census data, SFGN figured out each city’s unmarried gay-couple-to-straight-couple ratio in 2000, subtracted it from their 2010 ratio, and ranked places by going from biggest increases to smallest. We included only towns with a 2010 population of at least 100,000 in order to control for city size.

The result?

The largest growth in same-sex-couple households per capita was in cities near traditional LGBT hotspots. The top two spots went to Fort Lauderdale and Portland, Ore., while Victorville, California, took 10th place.

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Authored By Chris Persaud – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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