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Census: Same-Sex Couple Households Up 73% In Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of same-sex couple households in Idaho has increased 73 percent in the past decade.

The agency reported Tuesday that 3,245 gay households were counted in the state last year, up from 1,873 during the 2000 census.

The Idaho Statesman reports the state posted the sixth-largest percentage increase in same-sex
households, but Idaho is also among states that reported the fewest number of gay couples during the 2010 count.

Only six states, Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming _ had fewer same-sex households.

Nationwide, the number of same-sex households increased about 50 percent, from about 595,000 to more than 900,000.
    

      
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