SEATTLE (AP) — Census figures show the number of same-sex households in Washington increased 53 percent in the past decade.
An analysis by The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/q8RfOj ) shows that about 6,500 of the more than 24,000 same-sex households reported in 2010 are in Seattle. More than 5 percent of the couples in the city are homosexual.
The number of female same-sex couples in Washington outnumbers the number of male same-sex couples by about 2,000 — 13,000 to 11,000.
The paper also reports that 20 percent of the same-sex couples statewide are raising children.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com