These Are The 10 Gayest Places In Alaska


We looked at years of data to determine which Alaska cities have the most pride

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When the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever.

While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.

Did you know that an estimated 0.39% of Alaska residents is gay? That ranks 31 in the nation. That means there are a total of 129,000 gay households in The Last Frontier.

Our goal with this post is to use data and science to determine the gayest cities in Alaska.

After analyzing 16 cities with over 1,000 households, we’ve determined these are The Gayest Cities in Alaska:

  1. Kodiak (Photos)
  2. Juneau (Photos)
  3. Bethel (Photos)
  4. Kenai (Photos)
  5. Anchorage (Photos)
  6. Sitka (Photos)
  7. Fairbanks (Photos)
  8. Homer (Photos)
  9. Wasilla (Photos)
  10. Ketchikan (Photos)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. You can also check out the most conservative places in Alaska.

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How do you determine the gayest city in Alaska?

In order to rank the gayest cities in Alaska, we used the 2009-2014 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at:

  • Percentage of all households that are unmarried, same sex partners

We limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 1,000 households.

We ranked each place from 1 to 16 with the city containing the highest percentage of unmarried, same sex partners households being the most gay.

In the end, Kodiak ended up being the the most gay place with 1.17% gay households.

Read on below to learn more about the gayest places in Alaska. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from gayest to straighest.

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1. Kodiak

Kodiak, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,969
Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.17%

2. Juneau

Juneau, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,081
Gay Households: 90
% Gay Households: 0.74%

3. Bethel

Bethel, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,918
Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 0.63%

4. Kenai

Kenai, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,896
Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 0.62%

5. Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 105,164
Gay Households: 593
% Gay Households: 0.56%

6. Sitka

Sitka, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,513
Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 0.54%

7. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,512
Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 0.46%

8. Homer

Homer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,122
Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.38%

9. Wasilla

Wasilla, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,094
Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 0.36%

10. Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,373
Gay Households: 10
% Gay Households: 0.3%

There You Have It

If you’re looking at the number of gay households in Alaska, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least gay places in Alaska:

  1. Wrangell
  2. Valdez
  3. Soldotna

For more Alaska reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Alaska

City Rank % Gay Households Gay Households Households
Kodiak 1 0.01% 23 1,969
Juneau 2 0.01% 90 12,081
Bethel 3 0.01% 12 1,918
Kenai 4 0.01% 18 2,896
Anchorage 5 0.01% 593 105,164
Sitka 6 0.01% 19 3,513
Fairbanks 7 0.0% 53 11,512
Homer 8 0.0% 8 2,122
Wasilla 9 0.0% 11 3,094
Ketchikan 10 0.0% 10 3,373
Palmer 11 0.0% 3 2,120
Barrow 12 0.0% 0 1,312
Nome 13 0.0% 0 1,306
Soldotna 14 0.0% 0 1,651
Valdez 15 0.0% 0 1,296
Wrangell 16 0.0% 0 1,163

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