New Census Data for Missouri
10:04 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Census shows increase in Mo. same-sex households

The number of Missouri households led by same-sex partners has increased by more than 60 percent over the past decade.

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Missouri had more than 15,000 households led by someone living with a same-sex partner. Of those, slightly more than 7,000 involved male partners and 8,200 were female partners. There were children in about one-quarter of those households.

The latest round of population information was released late Wednesday.

Every Missouri county had at least one same-sex household. Jackson County had the most with more than a thousand each of male and female partners.

The Census data also showed that Missouri has more boys than girls, but there are more women than men.

Census Bureau figures from last year's count show 51 percent of the state's nearly 6 million residents were female. But the proportions varied among age groups.

Males outnumbered females from ages 1 to 22, but the reverse was true for those 25 through 29. Men in the 30 to 34 age group outnumbered women, but there were more women than men from the mid-30s onward.

The disparity was most clear among older Missourians.

Of those aged 70 to 74, there were 100 women for every 85 men; and of those at least 100 years old, there were 995 women and 171 men.