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Married-Couple and Unmarried-Partner Households for the U.S. and Regions, 2000

Find statistics on the marital status U.S. households, including married couples, opposite-sex unmarried partners, and same-sex couples. This information is from the 2000 U.S. Census.

Area Total number of
coupled
households1
Coupled
households
(% of all
households)
Married
couples
(% of coupled
households)
Unmarried
partners
(% of coupled
households)
Opposite sex
unmarried
partners
(% of coupled
households)
Same-sex
unmarried
partners
(% of coupled
households)
United States 59,969,000 56.9% 90.9% 9.1% 8.1% 1.0%
Region
Northeast 11,205,641 55.2 90.4 9.6 8.6 1.1
Midwest 14,222,533 57.5 91.1 8.9 8.1 0.7
South 21,549,582 56.7 91.6 8.4 7.4 1.0
West 12,991,244 57.9 89.8 10.2 9.0 1.2
NOTE: Totals may not add up due to rounding.
1. Coupled households represent total of married-couple and unmarried-partner households.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1.

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