Responses from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) community, a historically undercounted community, will provide reliable data to inform advocates, policymakers, and researchers working on LGBTQ+ issues.
This press kit provides tools and resources to support coverage of the 2020 Census and outreach to individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ+.
Who Is Living Together? Same-Sex Couples in the United States
Infographic about Same-sex married couple households, same-sex unmarried partner households, children living with same-sex parents.
Topic: Same-Sex Couples
All Census Bureau demographic surveys collect information about same-sex couples. The level of detail collected varies, as well as the availability of other characteristics of the partners.
America Counts: Where Same-Sex Couples Live
Just over half of same-sex couple households in the United States are female, but male same-sex households are more common in large cities.
OCTOBER 03, 2019
Press Kit: 2020 Census: Counting Everyone
A complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census depends on participation from everyone.
Press Release: LGBT Pride Month: June 2019
The 2017 American Community Survey estimated there were 935,229 same-sex couple households in the U.S. Almost 60% (555,492) were married couples.
Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census
The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities.