Friday, June 24, 2011

Same-sex Household Count Tiny: U.S. Census

Even as the mainstream media uses the census data to imply that America is going gay, the census actually proves, again, that the homosexual population of the nation is minuscule.

For background, read American Homosexual Population is Tiny: Study

UPDATE 7/15/14: Federal government survey finds only 1.6% are homosexual

UPDATE 6/4/12: Media Admit Propaganda Overstating Gay Population

UPDATE 10/6/11: Same-sex married households comprise 0.2% of all married households

UPDATE 9/28/11: Fewer 'Gay Couples' per Census Revisions

UPDATE 8/25/11: UCLA's "same-sex advocacy think tank" analysis of census data shows well under 1% of U.S. households are same-sex couples

UPDATE 8/18/11: Florida same-sex households well under 1% per census

UPDATE 8/10/11: Same-sex couples in Maryland & Virginia about 1% of population

UPDATE 9/20/14 - Census: 'Gay Marriage' Official, but Fewer Marry

-- From "Census 2010: One-Quarter of Gay Couples Raising Children" by Susan Donaldson James, ABC News 6/23/11

Advocates [for the Gay Agenda, such as Stuart Gaffney] say census counts matter in these political debates. They argue that the data is important for understanding their needs and forming policies in the best interest of their children.

"It's something we find out when they are lobbying in legislatures like Albany right now and reps say they don't have someone in their district who it matters to," he said. "That's why it's so critical to show we are in every state, every city and every county in the United States. There are constituents and they need to know we are here."

For the first time ever, the census counts same-sex couples and their children, and as data trickles out state by state, more gay families are being tallied in the South.

In Alabama, there are 11,259 same-sex couples, representing 5.98 couples per 1,000 households [or about one-half of one percent] in the state.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Census shows self-identified gay households among Wyoming's fastest-growing demographic groups" by Mead Gruver, Associated Press 6/23/11

Figures from the 2010 census show 1,147 same-sex households in Wyoming, up from 807 in 2000.

Statewide, about 0.4 percent of Wyoming households identified themselves as gay. The Williams Institute estimates 73 percent of those are lesbian couples and 27 percent gay couples.

Wyoming has more self-reporting gay households in its bigger cities: Between 0.5 and 0.6 percent of households in Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie, and close to 0.7 percent in Rock Springs. The census showed Riverton with the biggest share of reported gay couples, 1.2 percent.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Census statistics show quarter of California same-sex couples raising kids" by Matt O'Brien, Contra Costa Times 6/23/11

[A local Contra Costa County] family of four is among nearly 1 percent of California households -- about 126,000 homes -- headed by same-sex couples, according to statistics from the 2010 census being released Thursday.

. . . San Francisco remains a gay hub -- the city has more than 10,000 gay and lesbian couples . . .

Demographers caution that the numbers may overcount same-sex couples because of opposite-sex couples who miscoded themselves on a confusing form. The errors are amplified because there are far more opposite-sex couples than same-sex couples.

Three percent of San Francisco households and slightly more than 2 percent of Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville households are headed by same-sex couples, making these the Bay Area cities with the highest concentration of gay and lesbian partners. Other East Bay cities run close behind, and most of the neighborhoods outside San Francisco with the highest number of same-sex couples, according to the census, stretch along the foothills of East Oakland.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Census finds growing gay community in Allentown" by Andrew McGill, Matt Assad and Eugene Tauber of The Morning Call 6/23/11

Allentown is still the welcoming community they remember from the '80s, they said, with a bigger heart than you'd expect from a city of only 118,000.

Census numbers released Thursday show Allentown has 405 same-sex households . . . [a tiny percentage of the city].

That makes Allentown the state's third-largest home to gay couples, behind only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Same-sex couples find a home in Delaware" by Mike Chalmers, The News Journal 6/23/11

Still, same-sex couples make up just 1 percent of the state's 342,297 households. Unmarried male-female couples make up about 6 percent of the households, while married couples, single people, roommates and others make up the remaining 93 percent.

Growing acceptance of same-sex couples allows more people to answer that census question honestly, rather than hiding behind the term "roommates," said Steve Elkins, executive director of CAMP Rehoboth, a nonprofit gay and lesbian community group.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Same-sex homes in the Valley on the rise" by Kurtis Alexander, The Fresno Bee 6/22/11

. . . in Fresno County, about 8 of every 1,000 households [well under one percent] are headed by a same-sex couple . . .

Statewide, the greatest concentrations of same-sex couples are along the coast, particularly in the Bay Area, according to the census. San Francisco County topped the list, with 3% of households identifying as same-sex. In the Valley, the figure remains below the state average of 1%.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "California families are changing, U.S. Census data show" by Kate Linthicum, Ari Bloomekatz and Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times 6/23/11

New census figures show that the percentage of Californians who live in "nuclear family" households — a married man and a woman raising their children — has dropped again over the last decade, to 23.4% of all households. That represents a 10% decline in 10 years, measured as a percentage of the state's households.

Those households, the Times analysis shows, are being supplanted by a striking spectrum of postmodern living arrangements: same-sex households, unmarried opposite-sex partners, married couples who have no children. Some forms of households that were rare just a generation ago are becoming common; the number of single-father households in California, for instance, grew by 36% between 2000 and 2010.

. . . families that were once called "broken" — are increasingly the standard.

To read all of this very lengthy article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Marriage Essential for Children: Studies