Results from the 2010 Census tells us that Missouri households led by same-sex couples increased by 60 percent over the last decade, compared to the 2000 Census. Almost one-quarter of those homes include children. About 15,000 households are led by same-sex partners in MO, more than 7,000 by male partners and 8,200 by female partners. The majority of same-sex households live in or near Missouri’s largest cities, including St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia. The largest number of same-sex households is in Jackson County (Kansas City), which has more than a thousand each of male and female same-sex households. A decade ago, about 4,700 each of male and female same-sex households were reported in MO.