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Percent of Population Living in States with Marriage Equality

Updated 05/20/2014

Following federal court decisions striking down marriage equality bans in Oregon and Pennsylvania, marriage equality is currently the law of the land in nineteen U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Today nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with marriage equality. Check out a state-by-state breakdown below.


State                               Population*       Percent of U.S. Population*
California                          37,253,956                                  12.07%
Connecticut                        3,574,097                                    1.16%
Delaware                              897,934                                     0.29%
District of Columbia              601,723                                     0.19%
Hawaii                                 1,360,301                                   0.44%
Illinois                                12,830,632                                  4.15%
Iowa                                   3,046,355                                    0.99%
Maine                                 1,328,361                                    0.43%
Maryland                            5,773,552                                    1.87%
Massachusetts                   6,547,629                                    2.12%
Minnesota                          5,303,925                                     1.72%
New Hampshire                 1,316,470                                     0.43%
New Jersey                        8,791,894                                     2.84%
New Mexico                      2,059,179                                     0.67%
New York                         19,378,102                                     6.28%
Oregon                               3,831,074                                     1.24%
Pennsylvania                    12,702,379                                   4.11%
Rhode Island                     1,052,567                                     0.34%
Vermont                                625,741                                     0.20%
Washington                        6,724,540                                    2.18%

TOTAL                           135,000,411                                 43.72%

*Figures reflect data from 2010 U.S. Census