Same-Sex Households with Children in the United States

The following table lists the percentage of same-sex households that have children under 18 in the United States. Find information on female partners and male partners in the four regions of the U.S. Nationwide.

Male partnersFemale partners
RegionOwn children1Own and/or unrelated children2Own children1Own and/or unrelated children2
United States10.5%10.7%21.8%23.9%

1. Refers to own sons/daughters of the householder.
2. Refers to own sons/daughters of the householder and other children not related to the householder.

Source: Married-Couple and Unmarried-Partner Households: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, 2010.

Same-Sex Partner Households in U.S. CitiesGender IssuesGender of Sexual Partners in the United States
Same-Sex Households with Children in the United States


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