Same-sex Couples in Florida: A demographic summary

By Gary J. Gates
December 2014

Based on Census 2010, there are 48,496 same-sex couples living in Florida. The majority of same-sex couples are male (55%). The average age of individuals in same-sex couples in Florida is nearly seven years younger than that of different-sex married couples – 46.7 and 53.66 years old, respectively. 16% of same-sex couples in Florida are raising children under age 18 in their homes. 7,699 same-sex-couple households in the state are raising 13,548 children. Nearly one in four individuals in same-sex couples who are members of racial or ethnic minorities (24%) are raising a child under age 18, compared to 13% of their White counterparts.


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