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:
- Kodiak (Photos)
- Juneau (Photos)
- Bethel (Photos)
- Kenai (Photos)
- Anchorage (Photos)
- Sitka (Photos)
- Fairbanks (Photos)
- Homer (Photos)
- Wasilla (Photos)
- 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.
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.
Population: 1,969Gay Households: 23
% Gay Households: 1.17%
Population: 12,081Gay Households: 90
% Gay Households: 0.74%
Population: 1,918Gay Households: 12
% Gay Households: 0.63%
Population: 2,896Gay Households: 18
% Gay Households: 0.62%
Population: 105,164Gay Households: 593
% Gay Households: 0.56%
Population: 3,513Gay Households: 19
% Gay Households: 0.54%
Population: 11,512Gay Households: 53
% Gay Households: 0.46%
Population: 2,122Gay Households: 8
% Gay Households: 0.38%
Population: 3,094Gay Households: 11
% Gay Households: 0.36%
Population: 3,373Gay 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:
For more Alaska reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Alaska – RoadSnacks
- 30 Other-wordly Images You Can Only See In Alaska
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Places To Live In Alaska – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Gayest Cities In Alaska
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