And the Gayest U.S. City Is?… Fort Lauderdale!

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October 1, 2013
6:12 p.m.

Once the home of Spring Breakers, Fort Lauderdale is now home for the most gay couples of any U.S. city, beating out San Francisco (third place)!

According to a report in The Huffington Post, recently released data from the 2012 U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country. The frontrunner? Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where same-sex couples make up 2.8 percent of total households.

The Florida beach town has long been a destination for the vacationing LGBT community and is home to 19 gay resorts.

The real jaw-dropper, however, comes with a switch-up between two much larger cities. With 2.5 percent same-sex households, San Francisco came in a narrow third to Seattle, where gay households are suddenly booming. The city leaped from an estimated 1.7 percent of households in 2011 to 2.6 percent in recent data, nudging San Francisco from its cherished gay pedestal.

The report continues to say that Seattle has a long history of attracting same-sex couples, in part because of its overall family friendliness.

“Most same-sex couples, in choosing a place to live, want what other families want — affordable housing, more space, good schools,” the Seattle Times noted in 2011, when the city’s surge in gay couples was first noted.

For more on this story, visit The Huffington Post.


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