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Census Shows Rising Numbers of Gay Couples and Dominicans in New York

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New York City recorded a 27 percent increase in the number of same-sex couples over the last ten years, according to the latest data from the 2010 Census.

Same-Sex Couples

A total of 32,972 households included same-sex couples, up from 25,906 in 2000. The largest numbers of same-sex couples live in a corridor of sorts, that stretches from Greenwich Village through Chelsea and into Hells Kitchen and Midtown along the west side of Manhattan. Chelsea, long known for its gay singles scene, also registered the highest proportion of same-sex couples, and, in one census tract bounded by Sixth and Eighth Avenues and 18th and 22nd streets, 22 percent of all couples were same-sex couples.

In that same tract, gay male couples outnumbered lesbian couples 226 to 36, pointing to a larger statistic: gay male couples make up 60 percent of the same-sex couples in the city. However, exceptions exist, namely in parts of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where lesbian couples outnumbered gay male couples.

 

Puerto Ricans and Dominicans

The census also revealed that Puerto Ricans continue to be the largest Hispanic group in the city, outnumbering the Dominican community. There are 723,621 New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent, compared to 576,701 Dominicans. However, the city's Puerto Rican population declined over the decade since the last census, falling by 8 percent in the last ten years. Over the same time period the Dominican population grew by 42 percent, keeping it on pace to eclipse New York's Puerto Rican community within the decade.

Asian Subgroups

Among Asian subgroups, the Chinese population crossed the half-million mark, climbing to 500,434. an increase of 34 percent in the last 10 years. The Asian Indian and Korean populations, which are the second and third largest Asian groups, grew at a more moderate pace of 13 and 14 percent, respectively.

However, the Bangladeshi population more than doubled -- to 61,788 -- helping it overtake the Japanese and Pakistani communities in size. Bangladeshis are now the fifth largest Asian group, behind the Filipino community.

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Comments [8]

David from Manhattan

David - I guess a white complaining that living in the Bronx around Dominicans or Puerto Ricans who only care about their own cultures is okay with you as well. If you are going to be a racist, DON'T COMPLAIN when whites are racists themselves.....

Dec. 17 2011 08:53 PM
Katie murphy - ex cath family from Chicago

ED from NY - jsut looking and stretching to find a way to demonize gays.

What is really happening is that gays are being accpeted as part of our society by the great majority of people, sick of the hate groups, most of whom are haters in the name of God,

And the gays are coming out of the closet. A closet which is a reminder of how hitler, threw the Jews into the ghettos so it would be easy to demonzie them. We know where that one went.

And to Arch bishop Dolan - he rants and raves against gay marriage.

While his church gave millions to a hate group called NOM.

while his former archiocese of MIlwaukee is bankrupt due to the endless hidden molestation of children. Which the heirarchy hid, usually moving exposed vile priests to new locations, where unknown they continued their crimes while keeping the collection plate full.

And btw hitler also threw the gays into the ovens. that maniac was born and baptised catholic in very cath austria in 1888.

Ever wonder why the church that talks about supporting life hasn't EXcommunciated the worst murderer in history.

Go to the website www.nobeliefs.com/nazis.htm

about 80 pictures from the 1930s and early 1940s will explain...........

Jul. 15 2011 12:19 AM
Katie murphy - ex cath family from Chicago

ED from NY - jsut looking and stretching to find a way to demonize gays.

What is really happening is that gays are being accpeted as part of our society by the great majority of people, sick of the hate groups, most of whom are haters in the name of God,

And the gays are coming out of the closet. A closet which is a reminder of how hitler, threw the Jews into the ghettos so it would be easy to demonzie them. We know where that one went.

And to Arch bishop Dolan - he rants and raves against gay marriage.

While his church gave millions to a hate group called NOM.

while his former archiocese of MIlwaukee is bankrupt due to the endless hidden molestation of children. Which the heirarchy hid, usually moving exposed vile priests to new locations, where unknown they continued their crimes while keeping the collection plate full.

And btw hitler also threw the gays into the ovens. that maniac was born and baptised catholic in very cath austria in 1888.

Ever wonder why the church that talks about supporting life hasn't EXcommunciated the worst murderer in history.

Go to the website www.nobeliefs.com/nazis.htm

about 80 pictures from the 1930s and early 1940s will explain...........

Jul. 15 2011 12:18 AM
sean from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

I question how accurate these results are. When I took the Census this year, I don't think I was asked whether we were a same-sex "couple," or simply unmarried roommates. If the data only comes from the long-form census questionnaire, which asks a lot more questions, that's only given to small percentage of the total population.

Jul. 14 2011 07:16 PM
John Keefe, WNYC

Alicia: Thanks for your comment! I noticed that this morning, too, and got it fixed just after noon. You should be set! (And definitely say something if it's still a problem.)

Jul. 14 2011 04:54 PM
Adam from Brooklyn

Ed, who are the "rest of us"? I would take offense at your grotesque stereotyping, but I can only bring myself to feel pity for you with your bitterness and hostility at people who are different than you. But then again, I'm gay, so I don't care about anyone but myself.

Jul. 14 2011 10:54 AM
Alicia from Manhattan

Tech note: maybe it's just my browser (most recent IE), but the Key to the PR/DR map is covering most of Manhattan (and won't move), and doesn't show which colors match up to which groups. I'd really like to see this map, so tech people, could you take a look? Thanks!

Jul. 14 2011 10:13 AM
Ed from NYC

So we've got more white upper middle class gay couples in Manhattan who give a damn about no one but themselves, who are completely self-interested and self-serving and we care why?

I guess going to the West side of Manhattan is like going to Flushing - its now officially a cultural excursion to see how those people live 'cause it ain't like the rest of us, that's for sure.

Jul. 14 2011 09:17 AM

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