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Madison ranks in Top 10 mid-size cities for same-sex couples

Madison ranks seventh among the nation’s mid-size cities in the number of same-sex couples living there per 1,000 households.

Analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data compiled by The Williams Institute of UCLA found that Wisconsin’s capital has 15.84 same-sex couples per 1,000 households – just behind St. Petersburg, Fla., with 16.57 couples per 1,000 households and ahead of Jersey City, N.J., with 14.

In the survey, “mid-size” cities were defined as those with populations between 100,000 and 250,000.

The top mid-size city in the rankings are:

  1. Ft. Lauderdale, 35.80
  2. Berkeley, Calif., 23.03
  3. Salt Lake City, 17.31
  4. Cambridge, Mass., 16.92
  5. Orlando, 16.66
  6. St. Petersburg, Fla., 16.57
  7. Madison, 15.84
  8. Jersey City, N.J., 14
  9. Alexandria, Va., 13.82
  10. Arlington, Va., 13.55

The Top 10 large cities (population over 250,000) are:

  1. San Francisco, 33.41
  2. Seattle, (25.54)
  3. Oakland, Calif., 24.61
  4. Minneapolis, 23.43
  5. Atlanta, Ga., 23.22
  6. Portland, Ore., 21.91)
  7. Long Beach, Calif., 21.81
  8. Washington, D.C., 19.29
  9. Boston, 17.35
  10. Denver, 17.19

The Top 10 small cities (under 100,000) are:

  1. Provincetown, Mass., 163.11
  2. Wilton Manors, Fla., 139.63
  3. Palm Springs, Calif., 115.21
  4. Rehoboth Beach, Del., 106.87
  5. Guerneville, Calif., 86.58
  6. West Hollywood, Calif., 66.70
  7. Pleasant Ridge, Mich., 59.55
  8. New Hope, Penn., 58.55
  9. Rancho Mirage, Calif., 57.35
  10. Oakland Park, Fla., 56.04

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