On June 26, 2015, President Obama's aides lit the White House to celebrate the day's Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The number of married same-sex households in the U.S. was 568,110 in 2019 — up almost 70% since 2014, the year before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, AP notes.

The big picture: 58% of the 980,000 same-sex couple households reported in 2019 were married couples.

  • D.C. had the highest concentration of same-sex households (2.4%), followed by Delaware (1.3%), Oregon (1.2%), Massachusetts (1.2%) and Washington state (1.1%), according to the American Community Survey.

By the numbers:

  • 48: Average age for respondents in same-sex marriages.
  • 47: Average age for their spouses.
  • 82% identified as white.
  • 13%+ were Hispanic.
  • Almost 7% identified themselves as Black.
  • Almost 4% were Asian.
  • 16%+ of same-sex married households were interracial couples, double the rate for opposite-sex married couples.

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