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Old 09-27-2021, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Mission District, San Francisco
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I was looking at this map of same-sex households by county, and I couldn't help noticing a weird patch of dark counties all across northern Wisconsin --- these counties are mostly 7-8% LGBTQ+ vs. 0-2% in the immediately surrounding states. Anyone know what's going on here?

It doesn't look like it's a particularly liberal part of the state, according to the 2020 election results. Even when I go back to 2000, when the rural-urban partisan divide was less strong than today, it's not particularly blue compared to the rest of the state.

I do notice that this part of the state has a lot of seniors. It's also an area with an above-average Native American population.

This would make me think that it's an artifact of poverty --- either poorer gay couples are more likely to live together because they can't afford rent otherwise, or same-sex roommates are sometimes miscounted as gay couples (particularly if they own joint assets like a car) and that raises the percentage. But northern Wisconsin isn't particularly poor. (Though a lot of other areas that are poor --- a lot of reservation counties, parts of Appalachia, do come out with higher than expected percentages of same-sex households, so maybe there's something to this general theory.)

Anyone here able to shed some light on this?
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Old 09-28-2021, 12:22 PM
 
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above-average Native American population

a lot of other areas that are poor --- a lot of reservation counties, parts of Appalachia, do come out with higher than expected percentages of same-sex households
I think these are the reasons. While Northern Wisconsin as a whole isn't poor, the Native American population is poorer than the non-Native population, and most likely sharing households more. I don't think it's related to the LGBTQ population.

The key, to me, is Menominee County, which is a reservation county, and has one of the highest rates. IIRC, it's also the poorest county in the state.
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:58 PM
 
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I was looking at this map of same-sex households by county, and I couldn't help noticing a weird patch of dark counties all across northern Wisconsin --- these counties are mostly 7-8% LGBTQ+ vs. 0-2% in the immediately surrounding states. Anyone know what's going on here?

It doesn't look like it's a particularly liberal part of the state, according to the 2020 election results. Even when I go back to 2000, when the rural-urban partisan divide was less strong than today, it's not particularly blue compared to the rest of the state.

I do notice that this part of the state has a lot of seniors. It's also an area with an above-average Native American population.

This would make me think that it's an artifact of poverty --- either poorer gay couples are more likely to live together because they can't afford rent otherwise, or same-sex roommates are sometimes miscounted as gay couples (particularly if they own joint assets like a car) and that raises the percentage. But northern Wisconsin isn't particularly poor. (Though a lot of other areas that are poor --- a lot of reservation counties, parts of Appalachia, do come out with higher than expected percentages of same-sex households, so maybe there's something to this general theory.)

Anyone here able to shed some light on this?
And the statistics teacher wept.
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Very strange thread !
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Old 09-30-2021, 08:20 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Very strange thread !
Not at all. Reasonable question. They see an anomaly in data and are trying to figure it out.
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Old 10-04-2021, 01:39 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Another possibility is "like likes like". An area that gets a reputation for being accepting of a lifestyle choice becomes attractive to more of the same. Think about other types of enclaves such as ethnic neighborhoods.
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Old 10-06-2021, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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If I lived in the northwoods...I'd be happy too!
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Old 04-16-2022, 12:31 PM
 
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Lutherans
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Old 04-16-2022, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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UniKidNow, good day!

As a Catholic, I am against Lutherans, gays, and many other groups....

Wait a minute! I had to review the Bible. Jesus spoke of forgiveness, loving your neighbor, do unto others as you would want them to do unto you, etc.....

Therefore, carry on as you were. You are loved and worthy, whoever you are; everyone!
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Old 04-16-2022, 07:05 PM
 
Location: midwest
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A side effect of dairy products?
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