7/29/11 – The number of same-sex couples is way up in Wisconsin. Statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census show more than 13 thousand same-sex couples are currently living in the state. Milwaukee County has about three thousand, while almost 700 were counted in Waukesha County. The figures represent a growth of almost 58 percent. In the last census in 2000, Wisconsin recorded about 82 hundred same-sex couples.