PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Census figures analyzed by Portland State University’s Population Research Center show the number of same-sex households in Oregon increased nearly 68 percent from 2000 to 2010. They grew from about 9,000 households to about 15,000.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/mUPxrz ) they account for less than 1 percent of the households statewide. About 60 percent of the gay and lesbian couples reside in the Portland metro area.
An analyst with the Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, suggests the increase may reflect a greater willingness to report homosexual relationships.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com