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Institute: North Druid Hills Has High Concentration of Gay Couples

An institute at the University of California, Los Angeles found that our community has a large percentage of gay couples compared to other communities across the state.

North Druid Hills has one of the highest concentrations of gay couples among cities and communities in Georgia, according to a California think tank.

For every 1,000 households in North Druid Hills (as defined by the U.S. Census), there are 36.87 same-sex couples, The GA Voice reported yesterday. The data came from The Williams Institute at UCLA.

In fact, the Georgia communities with the highest concentration of same-sex couples are all eastern Atlanta suburbs, the newspaper reported. Avondale Estates has the heaviest concentration of gay couples at 49.30 per 1,000 households. Decatur has 39.37 per 1,000. North Decatur has 30 per 1,000.

From the story:

Not surprisingly, the Williams Institute found that Atlanta's Fulton County had the highest total of same-sex couples at 5,554. DeKalb County, also part of the heart of the Atlanta metro area, ranked second at 5,006 couples. The two traded places for first and second when tallied based on the concentration of gay couples: DeKalb cited 18.42 same-sex couples per 1,000 households, while Fulton cited 14.76 per 1,000.

Check out the rest of the story here.

Tom Doolittle July 23, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Map would be helpful in the header on the website. Many people like to know-- "what is your community"? Wiki: North Druid Hills CDP boundaries are: • Interstate 85 to the north, across which is the Buford Highway corridor and Brookhaven (North Atlanta CDP) • Clairmont Road and the City of North Decatur CDP and Decatur CDP to the east • the South Fork of Peachtree Creek and the Druid Hills CDP to the south, and • the DeKalb County boundary and the Buckhead Community of the City of Atlanta to the west Unfortunately no Census Designated Place (CDP) for "Briarcliff" (no designated boundary.
Tom Doolittle July 23, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Wiki has: Census Designated Place (CDP) "..they may not always correspond with the local understanding of the area or community with the same name. However, criteria established for the 2010 Census require that a CDP name "be one that is recognized and used in daily communication by the residents of the community" (not "a name developed solely for planning or other purposes") and recommend that a CDP's boundaries be mapped based on the geographic extent associated with residents' use of the place name.[1]

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