Madison in top 10 for same-sex couples

Madison ranks seventh among the nation’s mid-size cities in the number of same-sex couples 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 those with populations between 100,000 and 250,000.

The top mid-size cities in the rankings are:

  1. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 35.80.
  2. Berkeley, Calif., 23.03.
  3. Salt Lake City, 17.31.
  4. Cambridge, Mass., 16.92.
  5. Orlando, Fla., 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.

– from AP and WiG reports