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Uptown, Andersonville Have Had The Most Gay Marriages In Chicago. Here’s How Your Neighborhood Stacks Up

There have been 14,860 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Cook County since 2013.

Forty-six same-sex couples received marriage licenses on Feb. 21, 2014, after a federal judge ruled couples could begin getting married. Since 2013, thousands of same-sex couples have gotten marriages licenses in Cook County.
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DOWNTOWN — Wedding bells have been ringing on the Far North Side.

A new report from the Cook County Clerk’s Office found zip codes on the Far North Side have seen the most marriage licenses issued for same-sex couples between 2013 and 2019. And it’s the 60640 zip code — which covers parts of Uptown and the historically gay-friendly neighborhood of Andersonville — that’s leading the way.

In all, there have been 972 marriage licenses issued to the 60640 zip code, according to the Clerk’s Office. The next-closest zip code, 60660 — which covers Edgewater — has received 645 marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

The 60657, 60613 and 60626 zip codes, all on the North Side, have also each had more than 500 marriage licenses sent to same-sex couples.

The fewest of the marriage licenses have gone to the 60604 and 60603 zip codes Downtown, which have each seen just six since 2013.

There have been 14,860 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Cook County since 2013, and the Clerk’s Office expects the county to hit the 15,000 mark in December.

The average age of Cook County’s same-sex newlyweds was 40 between 2014 and 2016 and 37 between 2017 and 2019, according to the Clerk’s Office.

Read the report here and see how your zip code compares: