Statistics from the 2010 United States Census are rolling in on a state-by-state basis, and they're indicating with pointed evidence that the number of same-sex couples in the country is substantial. This is the first U.S. Census to explicitly count same-sex couples and their children.
So far, data from seven states has been released, and The Williams Institute is crunching the numbers as they come in. In each state - Alabama, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Hawaii - the ratio works out to a range of 5 to 9 same-sex couples per 1,000 households.
What's more is that the data presents information on how many of these couples are raising children. The range in the seven states with available numbers is from 19 percent of all same-sex couples raising children in Delaware to 28 percent in Wyoming.
Some of the statistics (and links to the full charts) are available after the jump. Next Thursday, reports from Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Nebraska, and North Carolina will be released.