A new report from The Tax Policy Center gives us some clues about married same-sex couples in the U.S.
For instance, the average adjusted gross income of married male couples in 2015 was about $165,960, versus $118,415 for female couples and $115,210 for different-sex couples.
But catch this: male same-sex couples with dependent children had an average income of $264,000, more than double that of female couples and straight couples with dependent children.
When you crunch the numbers by state (plus the District of Columbia), D.C. wins hands-down with same-sex couples making up 4.17% of all married couples.
Massachusetts and Vermont tied in second place at 0.99%.
Sad trombone sound – North Dakota brings up the rear with 0.13%.
But what about city by city?
Here’s the report’s top 10 cities for married same-sex couples:
1. San Francisco, CA – 13,220 married same-sex couples (1.52 percent)
2. Santa Rosa, CA – 1,416 married same-sex couples (1.25 percent)
3. Seattle, WA – 9,281 married same-sex couples (1.09 percent)
4. Boston, MA – 9,458 married same-sex couples (1.04 percent)
5. Portland, OR – 4,006 married same-sex couples (0.97 percent)
6. Miami, FL – 5,131 married same-sex couples (0.92 percent)
7. Albuquerque, NM – 1,248 married same-sex couples (0.90 percent)
8. San Diego, CA – 845 married same-sex couples (0.88 percent)
9. New York, NY – 13,892 married same-sex couples (0.84 percent)
10. Portland, ME – 1,111 married same-sex couples (0.83 percent)
Did any of that surprise you? I’d have thought NYC would have been higher on the list, but the population of the city is 8 million, so…
Loving that Albuquerque is in there. New Mexico is a beautiful state that doesn’t get enough attention in my opinion 🙂