* Data series provided due to popular demand considered of low reliability overall due to sampling error; use with great caution and see note flags on individual data points. Most of the year-to-year variation may be due to sampling error; even the national total has a plus/minus of 0.1%. The Census Bureau does not yet publish an official count of same-sex married couples; revisions to the American Community Survey to improve data collection in this area are being tested.
Years Available: 2005–2018
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" metro area for this metric, the 50th percentile of all metro areas reporting data. A # symbol indicates the following: Data value is considered of medium reliability due to sampling error; use with caution. Coefficient of variation is between 15 and 30 based on 90% confidence interval. ! Data value is considered of low reliability due to sampling error; use with great caution. Coefficient of variation is over 30 based on 90% confidence interval.