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West Hollywood Ranks #3 In State for Same-Sex Couples

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The third-highest percentage of same-sex couples in California call West Hollywood home, according to data from the 2010 Census,reports the Daily News. The SoCal city comes in behind Palm Springs and Guerneville, which is located north of San Francisco.

"The 1,502 households in West Hollywood that identified themselves as same-sex couples represent about 7 percent of the households in that city, according to a new analysis of Census data from the UCLA Williams Institute of Sexual Orientation Law," notes the Daily News. Here in Los Angeles County, we boast a high ranking of same-sex male couples, but a much lower ranking for same-sex female couples.

The count reflects those who identified themselves not merely individually as being homosexual, but rather whose who identified themselves as being part of a same-sex relationship with a spouse or domestic partner.

In addition to Palm Springs, California's gay couples reside predominantly in the Coachella Valley, including in Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, and Desert Hot Springs, which ranked 4th, 5th, and 10th, respectively.