About 31% of married same-sex couples were interracial in 2022, much higher than the 19% of married opposite-sex couples that were interracial.
Interracial couple households were also more common among same-sex (34%) than opposite-sex (29%) unmarried couples.
Among married same-sex couples, a larger share of male (37%) than female (25%) couples were interracial. Similarly, a larger share of unmarried male same-sex (39%) than female same-sex (29%) couples were interracial.
In 2022, there were about 1.3 million same-sex couple households in the United States. Roughly 740,000 were married and 540,000 unmarried.
The ACS does not identify all couples living together since it only collects information about each household member’s relationship to the householder, rather than about the relationships among all household members.
More information on the ways the Census Bureau has changed how it collects information about same-sex couples over time is available.
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